Jean Marlowe

Published 7:05 pm Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Linda Jean Williams Marlowe, 61, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

Born in Rutherford County, N.C., she was the daughter of Bobby Williams of Forest City, N.C. and the late Martha Lancaster Williams.

A 1969 graduate of East Rutherford High School, Jean worked for the Library of Congress prior to becoming involved in patient’s rights and advocacy. She was the founder of the NC Cannabis Patient’s Network and was very involved in the NC Medical Marijuana Bill.

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Surviving are her father Bobby Williams; one son, Joey Hudson of Westminister, S.C.; one step-daughter Stephanie Diane Upton of Hendersonville, N.C.; and five grandchildren. Also surviving are her former husband, Steve Marlowe; and her special friend, Ervin Dargan.

Memorial services will be private. Memorials may be made to the NC Cannabis Patients Network,

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