Florine Mae Dowdy, the daughter of the late Otis Leon and Iva Jo Hunt Sherfield, was born in Bernie on May 11, 1923, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on March 31, 2009, at the age of 85.
Mrs. Dowdy had lived in the Dexter area all her life. She had attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter.
On Oct. 8, 1987, she was married to Claude Trilby Dowdy. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1991.
Surviving are one brother, Russell Sherfield of Dexter; and three step-grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one daugher in infancy, Pricilla May LaCour; two sisters in infancy, Mayme and Lillian; two brothers, Henry and Norman Sherfield, and one step-son, Wendall Dowdy.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 6, 2009, after 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Josh Carpenter of Dexter officiating.
Interment will be in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.