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Mary Epps McDowell

December 18, 1924 — July 13, 2019

Mary Epps McDowell

Mrs. Mary Epps McDowell of Java, VA, passed away July 13, 2019 at Seasons at the Woodview. She was born in Halifax County VA on December 18, 1924 and was 94 years of age.  She was the daughter of the late Mose Anderson Epps and Mary Ann Thompson Epps and was married to the late Alvin Walker McDowell Jr. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church and was grandmother to many in the neighborhood. Survivors include:One daughterMary Lynn Griffin and husband, John Robert of Roxboro, NCFour grandchildrenEugene McDowell and wife Heather of Vernon HillChase Griffin and wife Ally of South BostonStacie King and husband Justin of Rockville, VATrevor Griffin and fiancé Nicole Roberts of Madison, WI Two great grandchildrenHolly McDowell and Maren King One Sister, Nannie Sue Beard of Halifax One daughter-in-lawSara McDowell of Vernon Hill Family of Mike and Wanda McDowell and their children Numerous nieces and nephews ***Preceded in death by***One sonAlvin W. McDowell IIIOne grandsonStephen McDowellFive SistersMrs. Lucy E. Tuck, Mrs. Annie E. Whitlow, Mrs. Ruby E. Seamans, Mrs. Pearl Crenshaw and Mrs. Hazel Eades.Six BrothersMr. Obie Epps, Otis Epps, Lacy Epps, Bernard Epps, Robert Epps, and Luther Epps Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at County Line Baptist Church with Rev. Mike McDowell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 7-8:30 PM and other times at the home of John Robert and Mary Lynn Griffin, 142 Baird Court, Roxboro, NC. For Memorials, please consider County Line Baptist Church, 13146 Chatham Road,  Java, VA 24565. Online memorials may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592 https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/CLDYQPP3BFS48BJ8
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Visitation

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

County LIne Baptist Church Cemetery

610 Dixon Trail, Vernon Hill, VA 24597

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