Shaver, Anna Lee Dowdy

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shaver anna dowdyOn Wednesday, December 28, 2011, Anna Lee Dowdy Shaver, of Blacksburg, Va., entered Heaven’s gates to meet her Heavenly Father, her loving husband of 65 years and two sons. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great- great-grandmother. In addition to taking care of her family, she was a Sunday school teacher, farmer, cook and traveler.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Roop Shaver; two sons, Richard Lindwood Shaver and William Roop Shaver; three brothers, Roy James Dowdy, James Robert Dowdy, and Marshall Ellett Davis; and two sisters, Margaret Dowdy Davis and Mary Ella Dowdy Barker. Survivors are two sons and their wives, Melvin Kaywood and Melinda Shaver, and Ralph Curtis and Brenda Shaver; two daughters-in-law, Yvonne Smith Shaver and Shirley Martin Shaver; grandchildren, Debby and Billy Smith, Mike and Susan Shaver, Doug and Barbara Shaver, Lisa and Jerry Saul, Rodney and Beth Shaver, LaVonda Humphrey, Angie and Greg Frazier, and Rachel and Shane Parson; 11 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great- grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her prayer partner and special friend, the Rev. Claude T. Dove; and many special friends and neighbors.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2011, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Shake Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Friends may call anytime after noon on Friday, December 30, 2011, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blacksburg Rescue Squad, 200 Progress St., Blacksburg, VA 24060 or to your favorite charity .