OBITUARY

Margaret Dowdy Smith

September 5, 1923May 12, 2021
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In Loving Memory of Margaret Dowdy Smith September 5, 1923 – May 12, 2021

Margaret Dowdy Smith of Greensboro, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the age of 97. Margaret lived a long and healthy life until recent months when her health began to decline. She was born in Greensboro, NC to parents Julia Elizabeth Sutton and William Lexie Brande on September 5, 1923 and was the fourth of ten children. She married Wade Hampton Dowdy of Greensboro in May, 1943, who preceded her in death May of 1976. In September of 1983, she married Jack Pershing Smith of Greensboro, who preceded her in death in 1992. Margaret was preceded in death by brothers, Louie Brande, Robert Brande, Clarence Brande, Carl Brande and Ralph Brande and sisters, Mary Wooten, Helen Perry and Betty Taylor. She was a member of Lawndale Baptist Church in Greensboro. Margaret is survived by her son Richard Paige Dowdy (wife Christine) of Jamestown, NC, (grandchildren, Kristen Dowdy Craver, Matthew Bryan Dowdy, and Erik Hampton Dowdy) and daughter, Carol Dowdy Goforth of Lexington, NC, (grandchildren Heather G. Sizemore, April G. Smith, and Travis C. Goforth), and one brother, Charles “Red” Brande of Greensboro, NC. She was proud to have been blessed with twelve great grandchildren. She had an enormous adoration and love for both her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She spent many happy years attending and cheering them on at sporting events, school functions, graduations, weddings, baby showers, and most recently, was eagerly anticipating the upcoming birth of her thirteenth great grandchild. Margaret was both a beloved and respected matriarch and role model to her family, and a pillar of strength, and grace. Her faith was paramount in her life and foundational in her relationships with others. She leaves behind a family who adored her, and were inspired by her beautiful example of how to live life to the fullest. Visitation will be Saturday, May 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home at 515 N. Elm Street, Greensboro NC and a service of life Sunday, May 16th from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the chapel at Hanes Lineberry. Burial will be 3:00 p.m. at Lake View Memorial Park, Greensboro. Memorial donations may be sent to Lawndale Baptist Church, 3505 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington NC 27292. Online condolences may be offered at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

  • FAMILY

  • William Lexie and Julia Elizabeth Sutton Brande, Parents (deceased)
  • Wade Hampton Dowdy, Husband (deceased)
  • Jack Pershing Smith, Husband (deceased)
  • Richard Paige Dowdy & wife Christine, Son & Daugther-in Law
  • Carol Dowdy Goforth, Daughter
  • Brother, Claude "Red" Brande
  • Also surviving are grandchildren, Kristen Dowdy Craver, Matthew Bryan Dowdy, Erik Hampton Dowdy, Heather G. Sizemore, April G. Smith and Travis C. Goforth.


    In addition toher parents and spouses, she is preceded in death her brothers Louie, Robert, Clarence, Carl and Ralph Brande and sisters, Mary Wooten, Helen Perry and Betty Taylor.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mr. Heath Craver
  • Mr. Erik Dowdy
  • Mr. Matthew Dowdy
  • Mr. Travis Goforth
  • Mr. Rick Peele
  • Mr. Dustin Sizemore
  • DONATIONS

  • Lawndale Baptist Church
  • Hospice of Davidson County

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

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  • Interment

    Sunday, May 16, 2021

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Dixie Wilkins

May 16, 2021

When I was so much younger, and my family would travel to Greensboro, I always looked forward to stopping by Aunt Margaret's home. She always made me feel so welcome and special to her. Later in my life, I moved to Greensboro and she and I had quite a few lunches out. I always enjoyed her company as she would have insights that I found I hadn't considered. She was a very wise woman and I will miss her. My thoughts and Prayers go out to my cousins, Carol and Richard and their beautiful families.
Rest easy now Aunt Margaret. You have earned your wings and have certainly entered the gates of Heaven. Until I see you again,
Love, Dixie

Diana Mishoe

May 13, 2021

We will miss you dearly. I hold on to the memories of times spent with you and Uncle Wade and the family. It always felt like home when I visited your house. To this day , I enjoy a little Welch’s grape juice in my sweet tea on occasion just like you use to serve us.
-Diana Williams Mishoe ❤️

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