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Martha Gaines Brower

April 26, 1934 — February 26, 2023

Siler City


Martha Eloise "Ella" Gaines Brower, 88, of Siler City, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 26, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Brower was born in Chatham County on April 26, 1934, the daughter of John T. Gaines, Sr. and Mattie Hancock Gaines.

Ella was a member of Loves Creek Baptist Church, where she sang in the church choir. She retired after many years as a Dental Assistant for Dr. Blair. In addition to her parents, Ella is preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" D. Brower, Sr., grandson, Blake Hubbard, sister, Mary Lee Powers, and brothers, John T. Gaines, Jr. and Oren, Bill, Alton and Fred Gaines.

She is survived by her daughter, Patty B. Hubbard and husband Jeff of Durham; son, James D. "Jimmy" Brower, Jr. and wife Darlene of Ramseur; grandchildren, Derek and Kiersten Brower both of Ramseur, Robert Hubbard (Maggie) of Nashville, TN, and Lauren Hubbard Shelton (Shane) of Durham; great grandchild, Sawyer Kate Shelton; and sisters, Louise G. McLaughlin (Buddie), Betty G. Stone (Dennis), and Frankie G. Bridges, all of Siler City.

The family would like to give a special Thank You to everyone for their cards, flowers, prayers and visits during this time.

A private memorial service will be held to celebrate Ella's life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Loves Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Brower family.

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