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Moody Funeral Home - Mount Airy Location
Saturday December 12th, 2015
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Little Vine Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
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Doris Hughes McDowell

Doris Ann Hughes McDowellLaurensDoris Ann Hughes McDowell, age 84, formerly of Kingston Drive, and widow of Sorrell McDowell, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens.Born in Ware Shoals, she was a daughter of the late Brewster and Ruby Bryant Hughes. Doris graduated from Ware Shoals High School in 1951 and from Lander University in 1955. She then served as educational assistant at First United Methodist Church of Laurens for a short time. Doris was a dental assistant for Dr. J.C. Smoak before joining the Laurens District 55 School System as a teacher for 34 years. After retiring, Mrs. McDowell volunteered with Senior Options and with First United Methodist Church of Laurens. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Laurens where she was also a part of the Wesley Sunday School Class.Surviving are her son, Sorrell Eugene "Gene" McDowell of Laurens; her brother, James A. "Jimmy" Hughes and wife Alice of Ware Shoals; her sister, Nell H. Finley and husband Sonny of Greenwood; brother-in-law, Billy McDowell and wife Sara of Talladega, AL; five nieces; three nephews; and numerous cousins.In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. McDowell was predeceased by a brother, Alton Hughes and a sister, Lois Virginia H. Simpson.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, May 7, 2018, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. John Jordan with burial following in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 1:00-2:00 pm on Monday, prior to the service.Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Laurens, PO Box 203, Laurens, SC 29360.Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Doris Hughes McDowell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Greenwood Memorial Gardens
3302 U.S. 25
Hodges,, SC, 29653


MAY 7. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360


MAY 7. 2:00 PM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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Mrs. McDowell was a neighbor of my parents, Ed and Robbie Sasser, on Kingston Drive for many years. She was always so kind and showed such concern. She really was a good friend and neighbor. She will truly be missed. You all are in my prayers. Sincerely, Adrienne (Sasser) Graham

Adrienne Graham May 10 2018 12:00 AM

Sweet, dear lady and wonderful teacher. One of the most kind hearted people I've had the pleasure of knowing. She was the best. You all are in my prayers. Mary Dunmoyer

Mary Dunmoyer May 9 2018 12:00 AM

Gene, Nell, and Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear about Doris passing. She was always so nice and friendly to me when we ran into each other. She lived a good life and I know she will be missed greatly.

Reba Babb May 8 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Doris McDowell

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A candle was lit in memory of Doris McDowell

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A candle was lit in memory of Doris McDowell

Tracy Hughes May 7 2018 12:00 AM

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