July 13, 1922 ~ January 15, 2006

Born in: Rutherford County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Oveda Nichols McDowell, 83, of Asheville, died Sunday, January 15, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital. A native of Rutherford County, she was a daughter of the late Willie O. and Ollie Burgin Nichols. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Robert McDowell, who died in 1997 and by two brothers, John and B.T. Nichols who were from Old Fort. Mrs. McDowell was retired from the National Weather Center and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She also held membership with the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Eastern Star, the National Historic Railroad Society and the Pilot Club of Asheville. She is survived by a brother, Cecil Nichols and his wife Marie of Asheville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 6:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Dr. L. Wayne Adkisson and Randy Melton officiating. Her family will receive friends following the service. Burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday at Green Hills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 718 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806 or to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Oveda was always such a good friend to the McFee family, especially my mother Lucy, for so many years, from the time they worked together at the Weather Service until after my mother’s death in 1987 and my father’s death in 1990. They rest next to each other in Green Hills Cemetery in Asheville. I only just learned of her passing, and I’m very sorry to hear of it. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She was a wonderful person

    Michael McFee
    Durham, North Carolina

    28 March 2006

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  2. I AM THE SON OF BOB AND MARY LEWIS
    AND RELATED TO BETTY SIBERSI. I HAD BEEN WITH OVEDA MANY TIMES DURING MY LIFE AND I THOUGHT THE WORLD OF HER!! PLEASE LET ME OFFER MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. I WILL REMEMBER YOU IN MY PRAYERS.

    JIM LEWIS

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  3. Oveda, or ‘Aunt Sissy,’ as I fondly remember her, was a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers will be with you on Tuesday as you celebrate her life. I’m sure she would want you to smile as you think of a special time spent with her. God’s peace to you!
    Love, Deborah

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