Ruth Ann Dowden
Posted: Friday, August 27, 2010 4:02 pm
Mrs. Ruth Ann Dowden, 53, of Martin, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at her residence.
Services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Martin with Rev. Mace Jett officiating. Burial was in Martin Memorial Garden, Martin with Murphy Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mark Dowden, Jason Edgin, Jerry Young, Cory Beddingfield, Doug Rowlett, Robert Douglas Rowlett and Steve Jahr served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Weakley County Municipal Electric System.
Mrs. Dowden was born Jan. 1, 1957 in Ypsilanti, Mich., daughter of the late Charlie and Gladys Burpo Edgin. She formerly worked at H.I.S. Company, South Fulton, formerly worked at Hubbell Lighting, Martin and worked at Tyson Foods, Union City She attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Martin.
Survivors include her husband, Jessie E. Dowden of Martin; two sons, James Albert Dowden of Martin and Stephen Lenn Parmenter of South Fulton; one stepson, Andrew Brackett of Dresden; and one grandson, Ty Joseph Parmenter of South Fulton.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, John L. Edgin and Charles Edgin.
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