Mary Ruth Reynolds Dowell

8:00 am | September 8, 2013

Mary Ruth Reynolds Dowell, age 92, of Elizabethton, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in NHC Healthcare of Bristol. She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Elizabethton, Tenn. a daughter of the late James Andrew and Annie Mottern Reynolds. Mary Ruth lived most of her life in the Pensacola, Fla. area and she was the widow of William T. Dowell. She was a member of Border View Christian Church in Elizabethton. Ms. Dowell was a member of the Elizabethton Country Club and the Monsanta Country Club in Pensacola.

She is survived by her special niece and caregiver, Carolyn Beidleman and husband Wynn; caregiver, Scott Reynolds; and several other nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Scott Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. A burial will be held at a later date in Bay View Cemetery in Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the special project fund at Border View Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, TN 37643. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of NHC Healthcare of Bristol and Caris Healthcare for their loving care, support and prayers.

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Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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