Alpha C. Dowdy, daughter of the late George Franklin Moring and Pruda Ann Gidcom, was born on June 24, 1900, at Keo, Ark., and died at her residence in Bernie on Monday, March 17, 2003, at the age of 102. Mrs. Dowdy was a homemaker and a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Melvin Dixie Dowdy in December, 1945, at Piggott, Ark. He preceded his wife in death on July 20, 1992. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Bridges of Bernie and Marian Faith of Collinsville, Ill.; one sister, Elsie Gaines of Michigan; three grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Earl Collins; one infant daughter, Louise Collins; three brothers, George Moring, William Moring and Arthur Moring; six sisters, Annie Bennett, Myrtle Couch, Ollie Craft, Leorie Moring, Mary Lou Moring and Eliza Moring. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at the Bernie Cemetery with Pastor Dale Hartle officiating. Interment will follow.