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Thomas McDowell

Thomas McDowell, 74, of Dunlap died at his home on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 with his loved ones. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of East Valley Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Ethel Mathis McDowell; brothers, Odis, Otto and Greer McDowell; and sister, Violet Lively.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Earlene Austin McDowell; sons, Earl (Tracie) McDowell, Bryan (Cassandra) McDowell and David (Devan) McDowell; grandchildren, Matthew, Marisa and Megan McDowell, Nathanial Lawson and Nataleigh McDowell; god-granddaughter, Summer Moffitt, all of Dunlap; brother, R.J. McDowell of Eastover, South Carolina; sisters, Flossie Narramore and Claudia Tate of Dunlap; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, January 19 in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Terry Barker and Bro. Eugene Kilgore officiating. Burial was in Pope Cemetery.

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Ewton Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.

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