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Eleanor Murray Fowler
  • 76 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 17, 1937
  • Date of passing: Jul 23, 2014
Let the memory of Eleanor be with us forever

Eleanor Murray Fowler, 76, a lifetime resident of Granville County passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at her home.

A native of Granville County, the widow of Carlton Bryant Fowler and the daughter of the late Milton Lee Murray. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor and retired as a finance director for the City of Creedmoor.She was active in the First Baptist Church Food Ministry, Creedmoor’s music festival, parades, Fourth of July festival, South Granville Athletic Association, Lion’s Club in Creedmoor and was a Facilitator for Leadership Granville. She was on the board of the Granville County Historical Society and the Granville County Library system, Secretary and Treasurer of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, and involved with the Granville County Tourism Development Authority and Recreation Advisory Committee.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July26, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Creedmoor by Rev. Jim Shelley, Jr. and Rev. David Richardson. Burial will be in Bullock Cemetery in Stem.

Surviving are her mother, Lillian Tillotson Smith of Creedmoor, two sons; David N. Fowler of Durham, Donald L. Fowler (Kara) of Durham, a brother, Robert F. Murray (Sherrill) of Creedmoor, five grandchildren; Kristen, Kelley, Kalyn, Carl and Sophie Fowler and numerous nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by three sons; William L. Fowler, Johnnie W. Fowler and Carlton L. Fowler.

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 26, 2014 from 12:30 -2:00 P.M. prior to the service at First Baptist Church in Creedmoor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First Baptist Church of Creedmoor Food Ministry or to South Granville Athletic Association.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by S Hill on 23rd August 2014

"I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Jehovah God promises that very soon death and all sorrow will be a thing of the past.

Revelation 21:3,4. "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. "

Also, he promises that there will be a resurrection. This real hope of seeing our dead loved ones live again is found at Acts 24:15.

I hope the promises of the Bible can bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Harp on 29th July 2014

"I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Fowler's passing. I will miss seeing her at all events. My prayers are with the family. God has anothet angel in heaven tonight."

This tribute was added by Ellen Sewell on 26th July 2014

""I am sorry we did not get the pleasure of meeting you! We know your lovely Granddaughter Kelley that has blessed our lives, just as you have blessed others in your church and community! Thank you for being the awesome person that you were and now may you rest in the arms of The Lord. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.""

This tribute was added by Kay Turner on 25th July 2014

"Family of Eleanor: so sorry for the loss of this dear friend. In Sunday school she always had her smile on ,even when I knew it was all she could do to be there.  Eleanor was a dedicated child of God who loved her Lord & Church. May you find peace which you deserve. We will miss you."

This tribute was added by randall perkinson on 25th July 2014

"Mrs. Fowler will be truly missed by all. She took care of "HER" kids while she was a Coach, Commissioner, and Board Member. She even took care of the 'Officials" when they needed it. She always put her kids first before anything.  Granville County will be hard pressed to try and fill her shoes."

This tribute was added by Cheryl Klinefelter on 25th July 2014

"So sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. She was a lady that loved helping the children of our community and will be missed by so many. God bless her family at this difficult time. Cheryl Jones Klinefelter"

This tribute was added by Michael Turner on 25th July 2014

"To David, Donald and the Fowler Family:

No one gave more of themselves to their community than Eleanor.  Having worked very closely with her thorough the South Granville Kiwanis Club, Adopt-A-Highway cleanups, Leadership Granville and the Creedmoor Lions Club, Eleanor lived to help others succeed.  The kindness you showed us all will live forever in our hearts.  

God bless you as you are showered in Heaven by God with the gifts that you deserve and bless the family thorough this great time of loss.

With Love,
Mike & Gail Turner"

This tribute was added by Pam Evans on 24th July 2014

"You will missed by many, I enjoyed the time we spent together on the softball fields.  Started when Brittany was 6 at Northside and we signed up late and you said that was fine and then put us on Tobin's team.  You did so much for the SGAA and it will never be the same without you.  Rest in peace my dear sweet lady."

This tribute was added by Lynwood Hicks on 24th July 2014

"I will truly miss you. You were my big sister. Now its time for you to get the rest that you deserve."

This tribute was added by faye weaver on 24th July 2014

"So sorry to hear of Eleanor's passing. What a tremendous loss for Creedmoor and Granville County.  She was a tremendous person and will be greatly be missed.  RIP Eleanor!"


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