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Obituary, 9/10/1963: Obituary, The Enterprise, Williamston NC: Mrs. Millie Jane Bowen [Millie Jane Gurganus], one of the older and finest citizens of Bear Grass Township, died in Martin General Hospital Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. She had been in declining health for several years, spending most of the past year in the bed following a fall in which she suffered a hip fracture. She had spent much time in the hospital in recent months. Daughter of the late Noah and Mary Jane Rogers Gurganus, she was born in Bear Grass Township 83 years ago on January 12, 1880 and spent all her life playing the role of a devoted mother and good friend. She was married in 1898 to William Paul Bowen, who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Roberson Chapel Presbyterian Church for a number of years.
Book:Martin County Heritage; Shelby Jean Nelson Hughes, editor, personal copy;