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Nellie Dowless

September 6, 1927 — October 24, 2020

Nellie Bryan Dowless, 93, of Bladenboro passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Bryan and Nina Hester Bryan, her husband, Ross Daniel Dowless, three sisters: Ruby Singletary, Geneva Dove, and Annie Armstrong, and two brothers, Wilton Bryan and Bostic Bryan. Nellie is survived by three sons: Daniel Dowless (Judy), Bobby Dowless (Becky), and Johnny Dowless (Sadie), one daughter, Rosella Pait (Durham), two brothers, Elwood Bryan, Hubert Bryan (Linda), five sisters: Louise Shelton, Ella Rose Tyndall, Jane Armstrong (Robert), Linda Ward (Arnold), and Nina Singletary (Isaac), all of Bladenboro; 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren.

Nellie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She adored her family and lovingly cared for her husband during his time of illness. Nellie was a hard worker. She kept her home and helped clear the land they lived on. She enjoyed cooking for others. She will be missed a great deal.

A private service was held.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Independent Church.

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