Obituary for Delorse Jean Dowdy
Delorse Jean Dowdy
White Sulphur Springs Resident Dies At Age 79
Delorse Jean Dowdy, 79, of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.
Delorse was born January 31, 1942 in Caldwell, the daughter of the late Walter Beard and Darie Susan Dahmer Bennett.
She was of the Pentecostal Holiness Faith.
Delorse will be known as a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She had a willing heart to help others, was vfull of life and never met a stranger.
Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Lee Dowdy; sisters, Ernestine Milliness Morgan, Rachel Louise Mines, Elizabeth Bennett and brothers, Donald Bennett and Ronald Bennett.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Kathy Hellems (Dwane) of Quinwood; son, Richard Dowdy (Debbie) of White Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Brandi Masters (Levi), Jennifer Piner (Josh), Hannah Hellems (Daniel Davis), Eric Dowdy, Brent and Matthew Hellems; great grandchildren, Gavin, Ava and Paisley Masters, Brayden and Elizabeth Piner; sisters, Susanne Jane Honaker (A.J.) of Caldwell, Aretha Bennett Dowdy of Caldwell, Theda M. Hoke (Edward Jr.) of Lewisburg, Genevieve Wiley (Joe) of Ronceverte and brother, James "Buck" Bennett (Evelyn) of Ronceverte.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs with Pastor Donnie Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow at Mapledale Cemetery near White Sulphur Springs.
The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday, March 5, 2021.
In respect of the Dowdy family, masks and social distancing are required.