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Lois M. Vowell, 91, Lake City, Tennessee passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, at Summit View Nursing Home. Lois was a lifetime member and the oldest member of Laurel Branch Baptist Church of Briceville, where she was a regular member of the church choir. Lois loved her flowers and loved to sit on her back porch watching the birds and deer in her yard. Lois was preceded in death by: Husband, George M. Vowell; parents, Tommy and Della Patterson; sisters, Bertha Tayler and Claude, Beatrice Phillips and the Rev. Edwin Phillips; brothers, Charles K. Patterson, James C. Patterson and Wanda, and Tommy Lee Patterson. She is survived by: Brother, Cavin J. Patterson and Henrietta; two foster sons, Chris Rutherford and Micheal Ray Phillips and several of their children; and several nieces and nephews, including Sue Hollis as her special caregiver. Visitation was from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at Laurel Branch Baptist Church in Briceville with the funeral service following visitation at 7 p.m. The graveside service was at Norris Memorial Garden at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. You may also view the guestbook for Lois Vowell on our website at