Obit: Nathaniel McGowan

Obit: Nathaniel McGowan

November 13th, 2012 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Nathaniel "Duke" McGowan, 64, passed in a local hospital on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.He retired from Chattanooga City School system as a custodian at Orchard Knob Middle School. He was a faithful member of The Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Lillian McGowan; brothers, Archie, Daniel, Elijah Benjamin McGowan; sister, Marie McGowan; stepmother, Eva Allen McGowan; sisters-in-law, Velma Jean Henderson and Evelyn McGowan.Survivors include brothers, Stephen (Virginia) McGowan, Bobby L. McGowan; sisters, Martha McGowan, Theresa (Emmitt) Ray, Johnnie Mae McGowan of Nashville; godmother, Gertrude Henderson; sisters-in-law, Diane (Walter) Jones, Jeanetta Gilliam and Alice McGowan; brothers-in-law, Eugene Henderson, Richard (Janie)Ervin; daughter, Sonya McGowan, Atlanta; devoted niece, Patricia Davis; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at The Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. today at John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 622-9995.