Grace “Lucille” Harris Dowdy

Published 4:19 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CUMBERLAND, May 7 – Grace “Lucille” Harris Dowdy, of Cumberland, formally of Arvonia, returned to the Lord on Sunday, May 5, 2013. All those who knew her will miss her.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and fixed the best fried chicken this side of the Mississippi. Her kitchen was filled with all the wonderful homemade delights like southern potato salad, potato soup, cherry cobbler, chocolate, lemon, and coconut cream pie (from real coconut), chicken and dumplings, light rolls and damsons preserves.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Boyd; son-in-law, James Boyd; son, George Dowdy Jr.; grandsons, Lee Dowdy (Elizabeth), and Marvin Boyd; granddaughter, Joellen Franklin (Timmy); great-granddaughters, Logan Franklin, Rozelia Dowdy, and Jesse Dowdy. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Grace and Julian Harris, her husband, George Dowdy Sr., live-in sister-in-law, Marie Dowdy and daughter-in-law, Sue Ranson Dowdy.

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A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Baptist Church with interment to follow in Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Wednesday, May 8 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is serving the family.