Funeral Services This Afternoon for Lavonia Police Lt. Scot Stowe

Funeral services will be held this afternoon for Lavonia Police Lieutenant and Eastanollee resident Scot Stowe.

Officer Stowe passed away in his sleep last Thursday at his home.

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle said Stowe was a valued member of his department.

“Lieutenant Stowe had been with the Lavonia Police for ten years,” Carlisle said. “He was a shift commander on the night shift and a valued member of the Lavonia Police Department. He was a recipient of a medal of valor and a lifesaving medal. His absence will leave a huge void in our department.”

When he announced Stowe’s passing last week, Carlisle says he requested local businesses lower their flags to half staff.

“We have a great working relationship with businesses and residents in the City of Lavonia. And upon making that request, it was done without hesitation. No one was ordered to do it, they were asked to do it and I think it was a great show of respect and condolences for Scot Stowe.”

Services will be held at 1p this afternoon from Ebenezer Baptist Church on Big A Road in Toccoa with Rev. Joey Stewart, the Rev. Harris Pressley, and Chief Bruce Carlisle officiating. Burial will follow at Mullins Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.

According to Carlisle, the family requested a law enforcement funeral.

“The Lavonia Police Department Honor Guard will present the colors at the funeral. Lavonia Police officers will serve as pallbearers. We will also have a 21 gun salute by the Hall County Sheriff’s office. Last Call will be provided by Franklin County 911 and he will receive full law enforcement honors at the funeral,” Carlisle explained.

Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize said his officers will also be part of the funeral for Stowe.

“We will. A lot of our officers knew Scot. Some of us knew Scot when we worked different shifts. I knew Scot from when I worked over at the Sheriff’s office. So, a lot of our officers will be there,” Mize said.

Stowe is the son of Gary and Mary Dooley Stowe of Toccoa.

He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Lt. Scot Stowe was 41.