Mary Ann Fowler

  • Born: January 3, 1947
  • Died: October 30, 2019
  • Location: Inman, South Carolina

Seawright Funeral Home and Crematory

26 E. Main Street
PO Box 192
Inman, SC 29349
Tel. (864) 472-6836

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Ann Story Fowler
1947 - 2019

Mary Ann Story Fowler, of Inman, SC, a loving wife, mother and nana. Ann went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Born in Inman, SC on January 3, 1947, she was one of twin daughters of the late Rhonda Bennett Story and Sara Elizabeth Alverson Story. Ann grew up in New Prospect, SC. She graduated from Chapman High School, Inman, SC in 1965. She married the love of her life on June 25, 1967 at New Prospect Baptist Church to the late Jesse Frank Fowler, Jr. They were happily married for 45 years. They had two daughters, Tammy Fowler Starnes and Tina Fowler Stewart married to Heath Stewart. Jesse and Ann had six beautiful grandchildren, the late Christian Auburn Stewart, Kody Stewart married to Laken Stewart, Tawnee Starnes, D.J. Starnes married to Makensie Starnes, Mackenzie Stewart and Logan Stewart. Ann was a loving twin sister to Sylvia Kay Story Johnson married to Douglas Johnson of New Prospect. Ann was also a loving aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and friend. She was loved by so many.

Ann retired as the receptionist for the Spartanburg County Schools District 1 Administrative Office after 39 years. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church where she was a choir member and Sunday School Teacher to the 3rd & 4th grade children. She and her sister Kay, taught many children over the years and they both enjoyed sharing their love of the Lord. This was Ann's testimony of her life. She had a very close walk with her Lord and Savior. She was a godly example of a Proverbs 31 woman, In her spare time, Ann loved to cook! Baking was another way to get to your heart and this was a talent she had mastered very well! Our family will truly miss the Sunday Dinners with her awesome food.

If there is anything that Ann would want to share with you, it would be her love for her God. Her favorite bible verses were Psalm 23 & 121; Philippians 4:13 and Proverbs 3: 5-6.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at New Prospect Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 PM with Rev. Bill Harris and Rev. Matthew Bishop at 9321 Hwy 9, Inman, SC 29349. Burial will follow in the church Cemetery. The family will be at the home of Tina and Heath Stewart.

Memorials may be made to Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to Gideon's International ( PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory
Inman, SC


Condolence & Memory Journal


To Ann's family, You have my deepest sympathy.
Ann was one of the sweetest people I have known . Ann and I enjoyed working at District One Schools for many years. She was a great friend. I am honored to have known her and her family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Freida Thomas ( - Boiling Springs, SC - Friend   November 07, 2019

Ann was a sweet lady and I'm glad I got the chance to know her. Thank you for sharing her with us. Our prayers are with her family and friends.

Posted by Tara Weiss - Inman, SC   November 03, 2019

Mary Ann was a special high school friend.

Posted by Sandra McHam - Wichita, KS - Classmate   November 03, 2019

I loved Ann with all my heart and treasure the memories I have from working with her at the District One office. She was one of a kind and will be missed but never forgotten...

Posted by Amy Vernon - Campobello, SC - Friend   November 03, 2019

Tina and Tammy, We are sorry to hear of your loss. Ann was a golden lady and we know she will be missed greatly by her family, church and friends. Heaven has gained a great gift. May the strength of the Holy Spirit empower you all in the coming days and months. Thoughts and Prayers.
Roger and Marie Bishop

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2019

Tina and Family. I am so sorry to see your Mama passed. The Glory of God is hers for sure but I know the loss of this precious lady leaves a hole your heart. You will be prayed for and kept close in my thoughts as you carry on.

Posted by Barb Blanton - Campobello, SC - Family Friend   November 02, 2019

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Linda Rhymer Anderson - Duncan, SC - Acquaintance   November 01, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Ann. Tammy and Tina, you and your families are in my prayers.
Love, Janet G. Welch

Posted by Janet Welch - Roebuck, SC - Friend   November 01, 2019

Condolences on your loss. Ann was a very precious Friend to me all the way through school. She was so talented, she could sew, cook and was so smart. Mothers are the vital part of a family and I know you will really miss her. My prayers for your and your Family.

Posted by Liz Petty - Landrum, SC - Friend   November 01, 2019


So sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sharon Kirk - Inman, SC   November 01, 2019

Praying for this family. She was such an inspiration. May the Peace of God guard your hearts.

Posted by Jill Branyon - Landrum, SC - Friend   October 31, 2019

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