Barbara Buckley Dowell

July 20, 1931January 17, 2018

Heaven gained a special angel on Wednesday January 17, 2018.

Barbara B. Dowell went home to be with Lord after a short battle with kidney disease.

She was born July 20,1931 to the late, James Everrett Buckley and Ora Florence (Bowels) Buckley. She was a graduate of DuPont High School, a member of Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, and a retired clerk from Virginia Welding. Barbara was a beautiful, Loving and Compassionate Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. She was a friend, listening ear and helping hand to all who knew her. Along with her Parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, James Edward Dowell Sr., sister, Annabelle Johnson, brothers, Denver Clinton Buckley and Everrett June Buckley. Barbara leaves behind a legacy of, her daughter Karen S McCoy, son, James E Dowell Jr., sister, Juanita Core, special sister in law, Jan Buckley, seven Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren. Special Thanks to her Granddaughter Tami Jo for being by her side every step of the way during her final days. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday January 20, 2018 at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden with Pastor Larry Skaggs officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. A visitation with family & friends will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral Home.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 20, 2018


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Susie Gretzinger

January 29, 2018

Tammy, I remember the first time I met your grandmother , Ezzelee. I was at Jan and Denver's and she, Juanita and you and boys were there. I laughed so hard at their wonderful stories of their antics as brother and sisters. She was wonderful, I can imagine Denver and their mother and dad were there in heaven to greet her. I'm glad to have gotten to know her.

Susie Gretzinger
Carolina Shores , NC

Jack Buckley

January 28, 2018

Karen and Jimmy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Aunt Ezelee was a special person. You all will be in our prayers. I remember that Dad (Denver) Loved it when Ezelee and Juanita would visit or call him. Now they are together forever in their final home. You will always miss her but cherish the memories and the times you had her here on this earth.
Love and Prayers

Jack and Cheryl Buckley

Janice Buckley

January 19, 2018

Barbara (Ezelee) was a special Sister In Law and Friend to me, we laughed a lot and she was such
A wonderful Lady. I will surly miss her. God has
Received a Special Angel.

Tony Smith

January 18, 2018

Barbara was like a second mom to me she will be sadly missed, prayers for the family,
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run,and not be weary; And they shall walk and not faint....Isaiah 40;31