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Ralph Eugene Dowell

March 11, 1947 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Ralph Dowell Obituary

Ralph Eugene Dowell, age 76, of Sparta, NC; passed away Saturday, November 11th, 2023 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Ralph was born March 11th, 1947 in Alleghany County to the late Carl and Fannie Halsey Dowell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ernest and Buck Dowell; a sister, Nancy Lovelace.

Survivors include two children: Tammy Daughenbaugh and husband Duke of Mount Airy, Robbie Dowell of Independence, VA; a step-son, Allen Lawhead and wife Cynthia of Harrisburg, VA; three grandchildren: Brittany Wagner of Dobson, Ryan Dowell of Piney Creek, Kyle Dowell of Sparta; one great-granddaughter, Kassandra Wagner of Dobson; a girlfriend, Dollie Nelson of Sparta; two brothers: Densel Dowell of Sparta, Tom Dowell of Asheboro; nieces and a nephew also survive.

Funeral Services to honor the life of Ralph will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 in the chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service with Brother Ed Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Whitehead-Joines Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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November 15, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service

Funeral Service
November 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Chapel of Thomas Family Funeral Service

Interment following funeral service
November 15, 2023

Whitehead - Joines Cemetery


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