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John Burney McGowan
John Burney McGowan, 68, of Laurinburg died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Soule Cemetery in SwanQuarter. He is survived by two sisters, Linda McQueen and husband Jim of Laurinburg and Kathy Mason and husband Greg of Salisbury; and a brother, James A. McGowan and wife Daisy of Garden City, S.C. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman J. McGowan. Born Feb. 12, 1941 in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late James Alton and Mary Hooper McGowan. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in History and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during the Vietnam conflict. Afterwards, he worked for many years as a painter. Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice. McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium is serving the family.