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Doris Rebecca (Tripp) Dowdy

October 18, 1926 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Doris Rebecca Tripp Dowdy, age 94, of Sanford, NC, died Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Parkview Retirement Center.

She was born in Franklin County, TN  on October 18, 1926 to the late Elmer Davis Tripp and Annie Amacher Tripp.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Graham Stammie Dowdy and sister Ruth Limbaugh.  Doris was a charter member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church and worked in almost all aspects of the church.  She held various offices within the church including Sunday School Teacher, Bible Moderator, Treasurer, and Women of the Church.  In her later years, Doris enjoyed quilting and made many beautiful quilts.  She worked in furniture sales for Johnson Cotton Company and Cain Owens Furniture.

She is survived by her sons Thelbert Dowdy and wife Judy of Fairview, NC, Ronald Dowdy and wife Dail of Sanford, NC; granddaughter Sarah Reischmann and husband Keith of Cary, NC and great-granddaughter Paige.

The family will receive friends at Edgewood Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall Friday, October 8, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM with the funeral service following in the sancturary with Mr. Jody McNeill officiating.  Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Doris’ memory to Edgewood Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1624, Sanford, NC 27331.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 8, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Edgewood Presbyterian Church
316 McIntosh St
Sanford, NC 27330-7299

Funeral Service
Friday
October 8, 2021

3:00 PM
Edgewood Presbyterian Church
316 McIntosh St
Sanford, NC 27330-7299

Burial

Lee Memory Gardens
2600 Hawkins Ave
Sanford, NC 27330

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