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Bobbie Nell Rogers Fowler / January 08, 2018

Bobbie Nell Rogers Fowler, 84, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Born in Brooks County, Ga., Feb. 25, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John Lewis Rogers and the late Susie Lindsey Rogers and was married to the late Ray Edward Fowler for 61 years.

Bobbie worked as a beautician and along with her husband, Ray, owned and managed Swanee Restaurant. She spent her retirement visiting with grandchildren and great grandchildren, rescuing dogs, cooking and listening to country music.

Funeral services for Mrs. Fowler will be private.

The family requests those wishing to give memorials please consider Halifax County Paws & Claws SPCA, P.O. Box 578, Halifax, VA 24558.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Brooks Lyon Funeral and Cremation Services.

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