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Emily Chowning

December 10, 1929 — May 20, 2021

Emily Blake Chowning, 91, owner of Nimcock Gallery, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 at her home in Urbanna.

She was born Dec. 10, 1929 in the family home in Topping and was the daughter of the late Minnie and Raymond Blake. She and her late husband Shep founded Nimcock Gallery in 1966. After his death in 2009 she ran the business until the day she died. She is survived by her son Larry Chowning (Dee) of Urbanna, daughter Susan Hoar (Wayne) from Williamsburg, and grandchildren Tyler Hoar (Laura), Damon Chowning (Sarah), Cara Tyler (Joe), Peyton Blodgett (Jacob), and Hannah Straub (Nathan) and great-grandchildren Michaela Chowning, Kasey Hoar, Harper Blodgett, Connor Chowning, John Henry and Will Tyler, and Charlie and Henry Straub. Preceded in death was her beloved great-grandson Caleb Chowning.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Middlesex County Volunteer Fire Department, 335 Virginia St., P.O. Box 71, Urbanna, Va., 23175 or Middlesex County Rescue Squad, 17684 General Puller Hwy., P.O. Box 98, Deltaville, Va., 23043.

A private service is planned at Urbanna Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on June 27. An open house will follow at her home from 3 to 4:30 p.m..
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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Private Service
An open house will follow at her home from 3 to 4:40 p.m.

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