McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Mary Alice Plowman

April 30, 1922September 4, 2019

Mary S. Plowman, of Matthews, North Carolina, entered heaven’s gates early Wednesday morning, September 4, 2019, following a brief stay at Lake Park Nursing. She was 97 years old.

Born April 30, 1922, in Union County, North Carolina, Mary was the daughter of the late William and Maude Squires. She formerly worked with S.H. Kress and retired from K-Mart on Independence Boulevard. Mary later worked as an aid with Presbyterian Hospital Cancer Center. A devout Christian, she was a lifelong member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, where she taught the Beginner Sunday School Class for over 70 years and was a member of the Good Timers. She was also a member of the Sunny Citizens of Mint Hill.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Plowman; a son, William Plowman; and a grandson, William Clayton “Willie” Plowman.

Surviving are her sons, James Plowman and wife, Helen, and Jerry Plowman and wife, Donna, all of Matthews; daughter-in-law, Mary L. Plowman of Florence, South Carolina; grandchildren, Denise Fowler, Kristal Blythe, John Plowman and Sharon Hughes; and great-grandchildren, Steven Blythe, Luke Blythe, Ritchie Hughes and Shannon Dockery.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Saturday, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, September 8, at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with The Rev. Dr. Buddy Pigg, Mr. Ernie Lambert and The Rev. Bruce Pope officiating. Interment will follow in Ritch Cemetery in Hemby Bridge.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, 2817 Mt. Harmony Church Road, Matthews, North Carolina 28105 or Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, Post Office Box 470408, Charlotte, North Carolina 28247.

The family offer their sincere appreciation to the staff at Lake Park and Hospice for their loving care.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 8, 2019


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Carrie Taylor

September 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss, the world has lost a beautiful soul and heaven has definitely gained an angel. I'll never forget what a wonderful woman and teacher she was!

Gloria Helms Alexander

September 6, 2019

Sorry for your loss
May God give you the peace and comfort you need at this time. Love you James and Helen.

penny bowden

September 6, 2019

Thinking of your family Jerry, Donna and John. May God comfort you and give you great memories of your mom. Her and Willie are together again and having a great time together. Love, Kenneth and Penny.