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Catherine Richardson “Dan” Jowers passed on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, in Blackville, SC after 99 years of life.
Born in Williston, SC to the late Charlie Otto Richardson and Alma Mims Richardson, Catherine attended Williston Schools, where she met her future husband, Tollie Gaulphin Jowers. They were married on June 14, 1935, in Blackville, SC. They later started their family farm in the area that now serves as the Savannah River Site. In 1952, they relocated to the outskirts of Blackville, SC, where they continued farming and began a successful logging business. Catherine served as the bookkeeper and secretary for both family businesses. Upon the death of her husband in 1993, Catherine moved to Blackville to live with her daughter, Gloria Jowers Fickling. Catherine was a devoted member of the Blackville First Baptist Church, a caring mother, a loving grandmother and great grandmother, and a wonderful friend to all.
Survivors include daughters Gloria Fickling of Blackville, Diane Jowers of Salley, grandsons Gene (Kimberly) Fickling and Tal (Sally) Ficklng of Blackville, great grandchildren Turner Ashby, Jeb, Tollie, and Rynn Fickling, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Catherine was preceded in death by all of her siblings, sisters Laura Mitchell, Nadine Bell, and Gretchen Stanley, and brothers Marvin Richardson, Charlie Richardson, Jr., Jack Richardson, and Robert Richardson.
The family would like to thank Clary Ann Young, Florence Keadle, and Merrill Bradham for the years of love and care shown to Catherine. The family would also like to thank Elaine Nickens for the love and care she showed Catherine over the past few months.
Funeral services will be held at three o’clock p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Blackville First Baptist Church with the Reverend Ken Frederick and Dr. Thomas Terry officiating; burial will be in the Williston Cemetery. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m., Friday, November 2nd at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC. Memorial contributions may be given to the Blackville First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Blackville, SC 29817 or the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367, Williston, SC 29853.