Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 23, 2013

Seldon Washington Stowers

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLAND, Va. — Seldon Washington Stowers, age 84, of Bland, Va., passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.

He was born on May 23, 1928 in Bland County, the son of the late Clarence Stowers and Mary Barger Stowers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alene Nicewander Stowers; three sisters, Ruth Wimmer, Hazel Hubble and Mada Dalton; and special friend, Nancy Newberry.

Seldon was a life-long member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was the owner and operator of his construction business; he hauled PET canned milk for 25 years and was an avid flyer.

He is survived by his son, Seldon W. Stowers Jr. and wife Kim of Bland, Va.; two grandsons, Joseph and Krista Stowers, James Stowers; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Reverend Shannon Marie Berry officiating. Interment will follow in Stowers Family Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Bland Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center, 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Highland Bland Funeral Chapel, Bland, Va. is serving the Stowers family.