Dowdy, Mary Howe

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Mary Howe Dowdy, 89, of Doe Creek Road, Hoges Chapel, Pembroke, departed this life Tuesday morning, January 30, 2007 at Radford, Va.

Born in Hoges Chapel on July 6, 1917, she was a daughter of the late William Clayton and Bessie Mae Dowdy. She was the beloved sister of the late Ray, Gilmer, McKinley, Gilbert, Albert, and Walter Dowdy and Alberta Woodle and her husband McLain.

Mary was a devoted homemaker who “kept the home fires burning” for the entire family in her own sweet way. She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory two sisters-in-law, Mary Williams Dowdy of Pembroke and Elvin Dowdy of Hopewell; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. in The Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Eddie Kendall and Pastor Doug Testerman officiating. Mary will be laid to rest following the services in the family cemetery at the homeplace in Hoges Chapel with Dedication of The Grave by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be sent by visiting