Obituary: Emma Neal ‘Tennie’ Chowning, 92, of Bloomfield

Emma Neal “Tennie” Chowning, 92. of Bloomfield, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at her niece’s home. She was born Dec. 16, 1926, in Nelson County. She was a farmer, a member of Greens Chapel Methodist Church, an avid woodworker, and a special aunt.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Snider and Effie Chowning; seven brothers and sisters, Charles Chowning, Scott Chowning, Betsy Gaddie, Millie Hagan, Bill Chowning, Pete Chowning, and Bob Chowning; two nephews and a niece, Bobby Chowning, Darrenll Hagan and Carolyn Brown.

She is survived by 16 nieces and nephews, Joyce Best, Kathy Tapp, David Gaddie, Betty Chowning, Linda Royalty, Pauline Kincaid, Charlotte Chowning, Barbara Conway, D.L. Chowning, Joe Ann Goode, Peggy Robinson, Jerry Hagan, Pat Disponett, Marty Hagan, Charley Hagan, and Mikey Hagan; several great-nieces and nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Big Spring Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Blevins officiating.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, and 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Barlow Funeral Home.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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