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Carlton Eugene Dowdy

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Carlton Eugene Dowdy Obituary
Carlton Eugene Dowdy

Etta, MS

Carlton Eugene "Gene" Dowdy, 77, passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 29, 1939 in Pontotoc County to the late Carlton "Jack" and Rachel Marie Tyre Dowdy. He was a retired Architectural Engineer for Nathan, Evans, Taylor, Coleman and Foster in Memphis, TN.

Mr. Dowdy and his family resided in Memphis for over forty years and he was a long-time member of Highland Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He was currently a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday School.

Funeral services will be at 1:00p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Pilcher officiating. Burial will be at Bethel Cemetery. United Funeral Service will be in charge of the arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Lee Garrett Dowdy; a daughter, Genia Dowdy Wayne (Trey) of Corinth, MS; a son, John Carlton Dowdy (Pam) of Arlington, TN; two sisters, Betty Dowdy Williams (Buddy) of New Albany and Sandra Dowdy Bell of Opelika, AL; and four grandchildren: Jack Raymond Dowdy (Lindsey) and Sean Ryan Dowdy, both of Arlington, TN and Mary Louise Wayne and William Lee Wayne, both of Corinth, MS.

Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00p.m. till 8:00p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 12:00p.m. till service time at the church.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 31, 2017
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