Linda Hammond Dowless, 77, of Whiteville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 6, 2022. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Dewey Dowless of the home, two sons, Clark Dowless (Mary) and Randy Burke Dowless, both of Whiteville, one sister Annabelle Nobles of Cerro Gordo, four grandchildren, Scott Dowless (Nicole), Stephanie Long (Sam), Tiffany Keel (Eric) and Hope McPherson, and six great grandchildren, Liam, Evelyn, Langston, Easton, Christian, and Abel. Linda is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Michael Hammond and Vera Mae Brown Hammond, five brothers, five sisters and one infant great grandchild, Colby Dowless.
Linda loved the Lord and her family. She devoted her life to both. Her faith was unwavering even in the toughest of times. Linda was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Church. She enjoyed keeping busy whether it was taking classes at Bladen Community College or baking for her family. In the summer, you were sure to find her tending the garden or her yellow roses. Linda’s dedication and compassionate spirit will eternally live on in the memories of all those who love her.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 pm on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Bladen Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. A funeral service will be held in the Bladen Gaskins Chapel on Monday, January 10th at 2:00 pm with Rev. Larry Greenwood and Rev. Coy Long officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Clarkton Cemetery. Due to the COVID epidemic, the family requests all attendees wear masks.
Flowers are appreciated or donations made to Community Homecare & Hospice, 333 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC 28472.