Your Mission for this weekend,

should you choose to accept it:

The Riparian Woman’s Club is asking all residents and businesses in the City of Emporia and Greensville County to place a sign or picture of one of these three symbols on your door or window. The symbols are a Rainbow, Butterfly, or a Candle. These symbols all represent "hope."

We are asking the public to do this in support of our frontline workers and those families who have been affected by the coronavirus. We also wish to do this in support of each other.

So many people are suffering in so many different ways during this time of uncertainty and isolation. Hopefully, seeing these symbols will bring a smile to someone’s face. If so, then we have served our purpose well.

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Darryl Wayne Bowen Sr.

 September 18, 1959- August 26, 2019

Graveside Services

3:00pm, August 29, 2019

Reedy Creek Baptist Church
1919 Reedy Creek Rd
Freeman, Virginia

Darryl Wayne Bowen Sr., formerly of Emporia and in later life, Colonial Heights, VA, left this life to join his Lord and Savior on August 26, 2019, at 59 years old. He is preceded in death by his mother, Cornelia Malone, and sister, Betty Hobbs. His love lives on through his aunt, Evelyn (John) Drake, brother, Allen (Caren) Bowen, sister, Bonnie Fuller, three children, Wayne (Mary Beth), Taylor, and Blake Bowen, mother of his children, Brenda Bowen, two grandchildren, special friend Sandy Talley, and two fur babies, Chloe and Joy. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, friends, and coworkers that he loved dearly. Darryl was known for his humor, dance moves, and love of the Redskins, Reese’s cups, and wrestling. Darryl knew his way around the kitchen (and stew pot) and loved to cook for those he loved. Darryl attended and was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church, and was an active member of Dolphin Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years. A grave side service will be held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 1919 Reedy Creek Rd, Freeman, VA, on August 29, 2019 at 3:00pm with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Darryl’s name to: Dolphin Volunteer Fire Dept. 7509 Liberty Road Dolphin, VA 23843 or to Chesterfield Professional Firefighters Charitable Foundation PO Box 812,  Chesterfield, VA 23832. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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