Mavis Pope Gowens, 87, of the Pleasant Gap Community of Piedmont, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Born in Cherokee County, she was a devoted wife and mother and member of Union Grove United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for 30 + years. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Herman Ross Gowens; two sons: H. Wayne (Billie Jo) Gowens and Gary (Mary Jane) Gowens; three granddaughters: Carol Tierce, Cheryl Kiser and Joy Poitras; four great grandchildren: Michael Poitras, James Poitras, Amanda Tierce and Kristin Tierce; special nephew: Carl Pope; and special niece: Mary Jo Hinson. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 4, 2013 from Dansby Heritage Chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dennis Smith and Rev. Joey Hudgins officiating . Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from Dansby Heritage Chapel from 5-8 PM. Flowers will be accepted or memorials to the Union Grove United Methodist Church Building Fund. Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Gowens Family.