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Alvey Richard Mowen Jr., 85

March 17, 2009

JAN. 10, 1924-MARCH 15, 2009

Alvey Richard Mowen Jr., 85, died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at his birth home, 16237 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, Md.

Born Jan. 10, 1924, at his birth home, 16237 Broadfording Road, Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Alvey Willis Mowen Sr. and the late Elizabeth Viola Eakle Mowen Gallion, and stepson of the late Marshall Gallion.

He was a member of Broadfording Church of the Brethren.

He was employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring in 1986 after 30 years as a car inspector. He was also a caretaker of Broadfording Church of the Brethren Cemetery and Broadfording Church of God Cemetery.

He is survived by a former wife, Helen Angle Mowen; a son, Alton E. Mowen and wife, Patsy, of Hagerstown; two foster sons, Larry Longerbeam and wife, Sharon, and Donald Longerbeam and girlfriend, Dina, both of Hagerstown; two sisters, Sarah V. Farris and husband, Kenny, of Hagerstown, and Doris M. Farris and husband, Bill, of Cumberland, Md.; two brothers, Robert E. Mowen of Hagerstown and Marshall Gallion Jr. of Clear Spring; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by one son, Rabon A. Mowen; one sister, Betty J. Bussard; and three brothers, Rodger W. Mowen, John B. Mowen and Kenneth E. Mowen.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Broadfording Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Gene Renner will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County Inc., 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring, Md.

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