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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Elizabeth (Betty) Bain Dowell, a resident of Cloverleaf of Knightsville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. November 16, 2005.

Born February 1, 1907 east of Brazil at Donaldsonville, she was the daughter of Robert and Alice Grey Bain.

Elizabeth attended Zellar and Brazil High Schools.

On May 28, 1932, she was united in marriage with Ernest Dowell. They were life-long residents of the Brazil area.

As a young girl, she was a member of the First Christian Church and later attended United Brethern Church where she was active in Ladies Aid and other church activities.

For 18 years she assisted her husband as custodian at Van Buren School until their retirement in 1971. Elizabeth worked at the Tomato Factory and Troy Laundry as a young adult.

She was a member of the Van Buren area Birthday Club. She enjoyed cooking and canning from her garden.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sisters, Margaret Overbeck and Gladys Metz; brothers, James C. Bain and Morris Bain; a grandson James Dowell and an infant daughter, Carolyn Sue.

Survivors include a son Donald E. Dowell and wife Marlene; a daughter, Peggy A. Walker and husband Edwin; three grandchildren Donna Eckler and husband George of Greenfield; Terri Baird and husband Gary of Newburgh; Mickey C. Walker and wife Becky of Kerens, TX, great grandchildren Ben and Gabriel Eckler, Rachel Conner, Michael Baird, Shelley Lagrange, Shannon Hemenway, Lauren, Code and Jennifer Sherrard; great-great grandchilden, Sid and Isabelle Jane Hemenway; several nieces and nephews, one very speical niece, Marjory Fergenson; a sister, Fern Floyd and a brother Robert Bain.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 20 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at French Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Calcutta Cemetery with Pastor William Price officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request a donation to the Ebenezer Church Building Fund.