Mrs. Hixie Oliver Dowdy, 103, of Woodbury died October 24, 2011. She was born in Woodbury on Sept. 10, 1908. Her parents were the late James Burton Oliver and Nettie (Covington) Oliver. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jess Aubrey Dowdy; son, Jess Dowdy, Jr.; and brother, Jack Oliver and sister-in-law Mary Lawrence Oliver.
Survivors include her nieces, Amanda Oliver of Woodbury and Lynn and Bob Wenige of North Carolina, Jane & Don Gaffin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.; daughter-in-law, Rosanne Dowdy; cousin, Nancy Lee and Fred Dismukes of Franklin.
Mrs. Dowdy was the longest standing member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. After graduating Woodbury Central High class of 1927, she moved to Greenville, Mississippi. That was where she and her husband Jess met and lived for many years. She was a member of the Garden Club and Sewing Club of Woodbury & Greenville, Mississippi, Home Demonstration Club and the Red Hat Society.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 from 10 to 11 AM. Graveside services will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Al Bugg, Jr. and Herb Alsup will officiate.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Adams Library or Short Mountain Bible Camp.
Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337.