Mary J. McDowell, 84, Springville

Mary J. McDowell of Springville passed away Wednesday at Dunn Memorial Hospital at the age of 84.

Born in 1925 in Lawrence County to parents Cornie and Tressie Kirkman, Mary was a founding member of Calvary Chapel Church where she taught Sunday school for many years, as well as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her children; Judy and her husband Larry, Jim and his wife Karen, Gaye Ann and her husband Rick, Jon and his wife Kathy; her sister; Mona Gale and her husband Frank; her brother Jim and his wife Mary; ten grandchildren; six great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Opal; a sister, Barbara; a brother, Jack; and a grandson Justin.
Services will be held Saturday at 1:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Church with burial to follow at the Hilltop Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Calvary Chapel Church.