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Ruby Dowdy

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ruby Dowdy, daughter of the late John Henry Moore and Mary Gaines Moore, was born on Aug. 12, 1916, in Pyletown and died in the Golden Living Center in Malden on Dec. 26, 2011, at the age of 95.

Mrs. Dowdy was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Pyletown, a home-maker and a resident of rural Dexter.

She was united in

marriage to Asa Dowdy on May 18, 1933, in Bloomfield. Mr. Dowdy preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1996.

She is survived by two sons, Asa Dowdy Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, and John Dowdy and wife, Phyllis, of Dexter; by one daughter, Judi Hausner and husband, Ray, of Webb, Miss.; by two daughters-in-law, Lynda Lovinsa and Pam Dowdy, both of Dexter; by one brother, Robert Moore of Dawson Springs, Ky.; by two sisters, Aileen York of Dexter and Adell Eagle of Conway, Ark.; by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grand


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Gary Joe Dowdy and David Dowdy; by one granddaughter, Heather Dowdy; by four brothers, Raymond Moore, Roy Moore, Floyd Moore and Edwin Wooley; and by three sisters, Mildred Taylor, Shirley Stegall and Ruth Young.

Visitation will be held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter, with Rev. Tom Potter officiating. Interment will follow in the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery.

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