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Obituary for Mazella Faw Bumgarner

Mrs. Mazella Faw Bumgarner, age 87 of Wilkesboro passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her home.

Funeral services will be held 3:00PM Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Wood and Rev. Kevin Brown officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 3:00 prior to the service at the church.

Mrs. Bumgarner was born August 22, 1929 in Wilkes County to James Thomas and Ettie Ellen Bare Faw. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. "Mazella was known by many names: Maze, Mazie, Mama, Mamaw, and Garner. She wore many hats: Christian, Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend. Many have fond memories of fun times in her basement beauty shop. Beyond her family, her greatest passion was cooking, which was evident in the excellences of her dishes. She will be remembered by the twinkle in those gorgeous blue eyes and the love she showered on those she loved."

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; James Earl Bumgarner, two sisters; Geneva Eller and Virginia Deviney and one brother; Pritchard Faw.

She is survived by three daughters; JoAnne Bumgarner, Delores Dowell and husband Jay all of Wilkesboro and Debra Barlow and husband Cecil of Millers Creek, six grandchildren; Tyana Martin, Angela Ellis, Heather Dancy, James Kijek, Kendra Birch and Eric Barlow, eighteen great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, two sisters; Louise Livingston of Boomer and Vivian Hamby of Ferguson and one brother; Clifford Faw of Wilkesboro.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials made to; Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice, 126 Executive Drive, Suite 110, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CalvaryBaptist Church

1624 Pads Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659





3:00 PM
CalvaryBaptist Church

1624 Pads Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Cemetery Details


Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery

1624 Pads Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

Memorial Contribution

Wake Forest Baptist Care at Home Hospice

126 Executive Drive, Suite 110
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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