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Doris McMinn

Doris McMinn

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Mrs. Doris Dowell McMinn, 80, of Martin, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at East Side Cemetery in Martin with Rev. Joe Williams and Rev. David Brown officiating and Murphy Funeral Home of Martin in charge of the arrangements.

Brian Jones, Layne Moss, Landon Moss, Parker McMinn, David Boucher, Michael Riddick and Zack McMinn served as pallbearers.

Mrs. McMinn was born Aug. 12, 1932 in Obion County, daughter of the late Hibert and Jessie Rhodes Dowell. She was the widow of Joe McMinn. She was a graduate of Martin High School, formerly worked in daycare center at Martin First Baptist Church and was a member of Martin First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Michael (Sue) McMinn of Steilacoom, Wash. and Jeffrey (Peggy) McMinn of Union City; three daughters, Janet (Donnie) Jones and Vicki (Todd) Moss, both of Martin and Cindy (Dennis) Cooper of Dresden; one sister, Juanita Watson of Martin; one niece, Peggy Murray of Cape Girardeau. Mo.; one nephew, Billy “Bubba” Dowell of Union City; a special friend, Maurice Riddick of Dresden; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by one brother, Harold Dowell; two sisters, Margaret Eddington and Agnes Boucher.

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