Mary Oveda Markle

May 21, 1920 - December 29, 2014

Mary Oveda Sowers Markle, 94, of Orange, VA, and formerly of Riner, VA, passed away December 29, 2014. Before entering the nursing home, Mrs. Markle lived in Mineral, VA with her daughter Nita Markle and Willie Short for 11 years. She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Markle, parents Dallas and Mary Alma Epperly Sowers; Granddaughter, Rhea Small Tickle; son-in-law, George Small, Sr.; brothers Arlo Sowers, Elvin Sowers, Curtis Sowers. She is survived by her two daughters Anita Markle, Mineral, VA & Darleen Small, N. Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren, George Small, Jr. & Mary Yvonne Small Price; one brother, Don Sowers; and two sisters, Margie Sowers Sutphin, and Jean Sowers Graham. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of 11 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Saturday January 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dwayne Martin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 PM Friday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 PM. Online condolences may be made at The Family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.

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Wayne and Kay Steele

Coeburn, Va
January 02, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Veda was a very lovely lady and we always loved visiting with her at your home and at ours. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. I am glad that we can look back and enjoy our memories of her and my Mother and Daddy having a good time. Love to you all.

Bonnie Mills (Goff)

Blue Ridge, Va.
January 02, 2015

So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing.I knew Darleen and NIta from early child hood.Darleen and I went to grade school together. Please feel free to contact me at anytime. 540 977-4610...

Leah Markle Grossi

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
January 03, 2015

My thoughts and prayers on this day and many more as we hold together and comfort each other as family. With much love, Leah