Dowdy, Lola Smith Broce

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Lola Smith Broce Dowdy, age 92 of Blacksburg died, Friday, February 22, 2013 at Heritage Hall. She was born in McCoy, VA on March 24, 1920 to the late Ray and Margie Albert Smith.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Everett P. Broce and second husband, Billy A. Dowdy, her son, Cecil R. Broce, step-mother, Mallie Smith, brothers, Samuel, Mark, and James Smith, sisters, Kathleen Dillon, Pansy Price, half-brothers Titus, William, and Paul Smith, and half-sister, Louise Eagle.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne B. and Elbert Perfater, of Norris Run, Hazel (Penny) and Doug Price, of Norris Run, grandchildren, Stephen Perfater, Karen P. Jimenez, Kimberly D. Broce, and D.J. Price, great-grandchildren, Brandon Roop, Robert and Kevin Perfater, half-sisters, Dorothy Reynolds, Mary Dowdy, and Josephine Farley, numerous nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Betty Jo Dowdy.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Doug Price officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice and the nurses and staff at Heritage Hall for all of their loving care and attention that was shown towards Mrs. Dowdy. The family will receive friends from 5-7:00 pm, Sunday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.