Ella Mae Dowdle, of Asheville, died on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Haywood Co., Mrs. Dowdle was a daughter of the late Vinson Lee Smith, Sr., and Gussie Mae Shelton Smith. Mrs. Dowdle was a member of Edgewood Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Charles Ray Dowdle; sons, Lee Edward Brow (Carolyn), Perry Thomas Brow (Diana), Larry Dean Brow (Kim), and Randy Ray Dowdle (Sue); sister, Ethel Janie Green; brother, Vinson Lee Smith, Jr.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Dowdle will be at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Edgewood Baptist Church with Pastor Louis Gibson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

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  1. My deepest condolences to your family. May you find comfort that your loved one is in God’s memory. May Jehovah God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time. ( 2 Corinthians 1:3-7)

  2. Mr. Dowdle, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your wife. May you have continued comfort from your many beautiful memories as you revel in the love of family and friends.

  3. Dear family, My heart saddens to hear about Ella. She was very special to me and always treated me like a part of the family. I have been praying for your family. May God comfort you during this time. Love, Lisa Carver Dryman

  4. “For God has comforted His people, and He will show mercy
    to His own afflicted ones. (Isaiah 49:13b) May God continue to provide you and
    your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. For more
    comforting Scriptures, please visit JW.org

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. The pain of death can be overwhelming no matter the age. The Bible provides comfort during difficult times. We are promised at 1 Corinthians 15:26 that,very soon now, ‘death will be brought to nothing’. Then we have the prospect of being reunited with our loved one right here on Earth (John 5:28,29) without any wickedness (Psalms 37: 10,11). I hope this brings you comfort and hope.


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