Shirley Faye Entrekin Stowers

September 12, 1936June 3, 2019

Shirley Faye Entrekin Stowers, age 82, of Gadsden, passed away on Monday June 3, 2019. The family will receive friends at the Collier Butler Funeral Home on Thursday from 11am until 1pm. Graveside service for Mrs. Stowers will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, June 6, 2019, followed with burial at Forrest Cemetery. Rev. Ken Ingram will officiate. Collier Butler Funeral Home will direct service. Mom was a 1954 graduate of Emma Sansom High School and a longtime member of Dwight Baptist Church. She spent her adult life taking care of others; two husbands, her parents, children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husbands Howard E. Entrekin, Jr. and Jan S. Stowers. She is survived by her children Devan (Ken) Ingram, Derrick (Laura) Entrekin, Eric Entrekin, Lori (Bob) Lanier, Scott Stowers, Toni Cassady and Tim (Sandy) Stowers; 18 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Pallbearers are her grandsons. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staffs of Meadowood Retirement Village and Coosa Valley Health and Rehab; Sharon, Shirley, Bianca, and Jon with Southern Care Hospice; and Kim Watts. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Stowers family.


  • Gravside Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Shirley Faye Entrekin Stowers

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Earlene Busby

June 6, 2019

She was a formidable force: strong yet caring, loving and a disciplinarian, sense of humor that was a little mischievous. The obstacles she overcame and the responsibilities she assumed taught me amazing things about perseverance. I have missed her in my life but the part of her that she gave to me will always be with me. I thank God that he put Faye in my life. He knew there were things she could teach me that no one else would be able to. I will and have always loved you, Faye.

Lisa Abel

June 5, 2019

Ms. Faye was a good friend to my Mom while at Meadow wood. They were next door to each other. Ms. Faye helped me alot when my Mom would be upset. She was a sweet lady and seemed to be alittle mischievous. Special little lady.

Melanie Horton

June 4, 2019

She was a second Mom to the Ulrich kids and the best friend our Mom ever had. They spoke on the phone every day until the ravages of their diseases limited their communication. I know there is a great reunion in heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with the Entrekin/Stowers children.

On the remembrance side, Margaret, Faye, Boo-Boo and Doris Ann are all together, again. God help all the saints and bless their hearts! I wonder if ears burn in heaven?

I wish I could be with you on Thursday. Know my heart will be with you all as you celebrate Faye and her loving life. I love you all!

Steve and Melanie