Mabel Baber Dowdy died peacefully at home on December 3, 2015. Born in Appomatox, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late James and Bertha Adcock Baber and was one of 14 children. She was the widow of Jessie Dowdy. Mrs. Dowdy worked for Burlington Industries for over 20 years while raising 4 children. In her earlier years, she also enjoyed dancing, singing and playing music.
In her later years, she enjoyed cooking, watching classic movies, and spending time with her family. Two of her specialties, chicken and dumplings and Vegetable Soup have been enjoyed by many over the years.
She is survived by her children, Cathy (Mike) Chapman of Cheraw, SC, Danny (Sandy) Dowdy of Myrtle Beach, SC, Terrell Dowdy of LA, grandchildren, Dana (Corey) Wolf of Charleston, SC, Kelly (Ken) Furtick of Fort Irwin, CA, Michael (Alison) Chapman of Columbia, SC, Leigh, Tara, and Michael Dowdy. She was also the “adopted” grandma of Alex, John, and Sara Grace O’Neal of Cheraw. Great Grandchildren, Andrew, Jonathan, and Owen Furtick, Carson, Delaney, and Hadley Wolf, sisters, Catherine Brown of Lynchburg, VA, Helen Bates of Lynchburg, VA, Thelma Campbell of Lynchburg, VA, Tootsie Stoker of Lake Winnemutka, NV, Hazel Hummel of Cary, IL also, multiple nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dowdy was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above and a daughter, Cindy Dowdy, also several brothers and sisters.
The family will receive friends 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, December 6, 2015 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC.
A graveside service will be held 1:00 PM Monday, December 7, 2015 in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC.
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