Frances "Pig" Phillips Dowd, 93, of Siler City passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at SECU Jim & Betsy Brian Hospice Home of UNC Healthcare, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Dowd was born in Chatham County on October 30, 1927, the daughter of Sam R. and Rosa Daughtry Phillips.
Frances was a member of Rives Chapel Baptist Church and their WMU Class. She spent her career as the Owner/Operator of Marley's Cleaners. Frances loved reading and tending to her lovely flowers. In addition to her parents, Frances is preceded in death by her son, James Alan Dowd; sisters, Sarah P. Tillman, Louise P. Jessup; and half brother, Bob Phillips.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, James H. "Jim" Dowd; son, David Dowd and Pamela K. Greene of Siler City; brothers, Earl Phillips and wife Ann of Siler City, and Clarence Phillips and wife Sue of Siler City.
The family will receive friends Friday, October 8, 2021 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, 4338 Rives Chapel Rd., Siler City with Dr. Tripp Foltz officiating.
Memorials may be made to Rives Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 4338 Rives Chapel Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dowd family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com