December 22, 1918July 2, 2013

Naumann Spurr Dowdy, 94, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his brothers, James H., Ryland and Wellford Dowdy. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Arline Lorente Dowdy; three children, Brenda Bauder, Naumann S. Dowdy Jr. and wife, Marilyn, Llewellyn P. Dowdy and wife, Judy; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was a WWII U.S. Navy veteran, a former superintendent of welfare in Culpeper County and taught at Bainbridge High School in Richmond. The family will receive friends on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd. A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2013
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 5, 2013


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Bettie and Alan Vestal

July 4, 2013

Alan and I are so sorry for your loss.We will be remebering you and the family in our prayers.
with our love,
Bettie and Alan

July 4, 2013

Arline, Brenda, Naumann, and Llewellyn, I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Naumann's passing. I have so many fond memories of him. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry I won't be able to be at his funeral.
Wilma Dowdy Garnett, Pahrump, NV

Marvin Humphrey

July 4, 2013

Please accept our deepest condolences.

Lisa Hergenrather

July 4, 2013

Grandma Arline, Dad, Uncle Naum, Aunt Brenda-
We sorrow with you (but not as others sorrow) and rejoice that Grandpa Dowdy now sees his Savior face to face.
With Love,
Lisa Hergenrather and family

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

July 4, 2013

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.

Penny Cole

July 4, 2013

Grandpa, you will be missed. I will enjoy all the memories of you everyday. I love you! Rest in peace with Jesus.