January 1, 1970
Resided in: Asheville, NC
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.