Elizabeth Ellen Dowdy, 82, of Pembroke, departed this life Friday morning, July 30, 2010 at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek. Born in Bland County on June 9, 1928, she was a daughter of the late John and Alice Mustard Gordon. “Lib” had been employed at the library department of VPI. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin Dowdy, a son Randy Link, grandchildren Martha Elizabeth Neff and Neal Link, a sister Ruby Parcell, and brothers Edwin and John Gordon.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Carolyn Link and Mary Ann Link Davis both of Pembroke; her step-son and his wife Michael and Brenda Dowdy of Pembroke; her grandchildren Bruce Davis, Jason Link, Crystal Davis, Tiffany Link Epperly; and a great-granddaughter Cheyenne Epperly.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.