Mary Dowdy, 91


Mary Lucille Dowdy, 91, of Pontotoc, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Pontotoc.

She was a Baptist and a retired homemaker. An avid gardener, she loved cookbooks, flowers and her grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc. Bro. David Barnett and Bro. Brock McWhirter officiated. Burial was in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Tutor Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her children, Judy Cobb (Hilton) and Jeff Dowdy, both of Pontotoc; grandchildren, Zack Cobb (Amanda) of New Albany, Josh Dowdy, Luke Dowdy, Hannah Leigh Dowdy and Sam Dowdy, all of Pontotoc.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joel Anderson Wood and Lillie Belle Purvis Wood; her husband, Johnny Van Dowdy; a sister, Bon Jean Caldwell; three brothers, Truitt Wood, Marvin Wood and Purvis “Pete” Wood.

Pallbearers were Dwight Wood, Larry Wood, Joey Wood, Gary Kidd, Kenny Dowdy and Johnny Gregory. Her grandchildren served as honorary pallbearers.