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Ann Kirkman Dowdy

d. March 15, 2022

Ann Kirkman Dowdy, 82, of Sanford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Universal Healthcare in Ramesur.

Mrs. Dowdy was born in Chatham County on April 25, 1939, the daughter of Cecil and Helen Rosser Kirkman.

Ann was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where she served as Treasurer. She enjoyed spending time bowling, and traveling. In addition to her parents, Ann is preceded in death by her husband William "Jeter" Dowdy; brother, J.T. Kirkman; and sisters, Jean Chester and Marjorie McCulloch.

She is survived by her sister in law, JoAnn Kirkman; and several nieces and nephews.

Ann will Lie in Repose on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 12:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 809 Asbury Church Road, Sanford, with Rev. Donald Burns and Rev. Jimmy Talton officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Asbury UMC Church Cemetery Fund, 809 Asbury Church Rd., Sanford, NC 27330.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dowdy family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Lie in Repose

Friday, March 18, 2022

12:00 - 5:00 pm

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N 2nd Ave, Siler City, NC 27344

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Graveside Service

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm

Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery

809 Asbury Church Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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