Anna Frances Snelling Dowell

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Anna Frances Snelling Dowell, 81, of Guston, departed this life Sunday, July 13, 2014, at her home with her family by her side.

She was born Sept. 2, 1932, the daughter of Alfonza and Pauline Whitworth Snelling.

Mrs. Dowell was a member of Hill Grove Baptist Church. She was a full-time housewife while working on the farm and worked for 12 years at Brown and Williamson Tobacco Co. and General Electric until she retired.

Mrs. Dowell was preceded in death by her parents and a great-granddaughter, Sarah Paige Smith.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Richard B. Dowell Jr.; five children, Richard F. (Sandy) Dowell, Betty Dowell (Harry) Prather, both of Ekron, Martha "Janie" Dowell McAfee, Mary Dowell Ledford, both of Stith Valley, and Dorothy Dowell (Elroy) Ray of Flaherty; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday from the chapel of Hager Funeral Home in Brandenburg with the Rev. Terry Carby officiating.

Burial follows in Buck Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers are her grandsons.

Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and continues after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home
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Published in The News-Enterprise on July 15, 2014