MICHAEL BROWNING, Staff Writer
MALLORY, W.Va. Shirley Mae Trent Dowden, 68, of Mallory, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 29, 2012, from Select Specialty Hospital in Charleston.
Born January 6, 1944, at Landville, she was a daughter of the late Eli and Causba ONeil Trent. Also preceding her in death was one sister, Cora Trent.
Shirley was a home maker and a beloved wife and mother. She enjoyed crocheting, reading the Bible, and doing genealogy research.
Those left to cherish her memory include her devoted husband, Bobby Joe Dowden; five children, Stephanie Dowden, at home, Bobby Joe Dowden Jr. of Zephyrhills, Fla., Melissa Lisa Dowden and Kathy (Robert) Caudill, both of Mallory, and Rodney (Connie) Dowden of Madison Creek; 10 brothers, Larry Trent, Bobby Trent, Ronnie Trent, Danny Trent, Norman Trent, Dennis Trent, Jack Trent, Terry Trent, John David Trent and Seth Trent; three sisters, Judy Baughman, Cathy Hunter and Patricia Dority; nine grandchildren, Kevin Dowden, Tori Dowden, Lilly Dowden, Tristian Dowden, Joseph Caudill, Zachary Caudill, Taylor Caudill, Little Robert Caudill and Lexus Dowden; one great-grandchild, Baylee Walker; many special nieces and nephews and a host of other family members and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 2, at the Hunt Freewill Baptist Tabernacle with Rev. Donald Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Pallbearers will Robert Caudill, Bobby Joe Dowden, Jr., Rodney Dowden, Zachary Caudill, Joseph Caudill, and Little Robert Caudill.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home of Man.
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