Last Friday, the family of Garry Stowe gathered to say farewell following his death on Sept. 25 at age 71 from natural causes. Four days later — a week after Garry’s death — his twin brother, Larry Stowe, died. The family will meet again this Friday at the same hour and at the same funeral home to remember him as well.
Both men were both on June 1, 1947, the sons of the late Willard Robert Stowe and the late Ruby Faye Floyd Stowe. Both would serve in the military — Larry in the Air Force, Garry in the Coast Guard, both in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Garry would graduate from Berry College and would become a teacher and local coach while Larry attended then-Coosa Valley Tech and coached Upward Basketball.
Both families picked Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, for the respective services. Last Friday, Larry was too ill to attend Garry’s funeral. The family will gather again this Friday afternoon to remember him.