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Evelyn Vernon McDowell

February 22, 1922 — August 4, 2021

Evelyn Vernon McDowell

Mrs. Evelyn Vernon McDowell of South Boston, VA passed away August 4, 2021.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on February 27, 1922 and was 99 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Trogie Lee Vernon and the late Glennie Mise Vernon. She was married to the late Cecil Irving McDowell.


She was a member of Main Street United Methodist. After many years of service, she retired from Sovran Bank.  


Evelyn V. McDowell is survived by:

Nieces and Nephews

Robert Vernon of Charlottesville

Kenneth Vernon of Newark, NJ

Deborah Vernon of Charlottesville

James Alvin Vernon of Alton

James David Slayton of Danville

Faye S. Gosney of Alton


***Preceded in death by***


John Vernon, Alvin Vernon, Sara Solomon, Lillian Gammon, Florence Collie infant brother, Robert Vernon and Margaret Slayton


A graveside service will be held Friday, August 6, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. at Highland Burial Park, Danville, VA with the Rev. Thad Decker officiating.


For memorials, please consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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