Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


May 12, 2014

Amy Dowdy

CROSSVILLE — Aug. 23, 1937—May 8, 2014

Mrs. Amy Marie Lester Dowdy, 76, of Douglasville, GA, passed away May 8, 2014. Memorial services were held May 12 at Douglasville First United Methodist Church and will be Wednesday, May 14, at Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville. Burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens will follow the service at Bilbrey Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Homestead, TN, the daughter of the lat Mr. Frederick Floyd Lester Sr. and the late Mrs. Edie Daugherty Lester. She worked as a greeter for Wal-Mart. She loved playing Bingo, Uno and the Georgia lottery. She was an avid sports fan, enjoying the Tennessee "Vols," Denver Broncos and cheering for her great-nephew, who is a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Mrs. Dowdy was devoted to her family and, when raising her five children, she kept them involved in extra-curricular activities. She loved to paint, crochet and cook wonderful meals for those she loved. She crocheted cross bookmarks for all her caregivers. She spent her final days surrounded by family and had the precious gift of having her family near her before passing away. Her final request to her family was for them to dance and not to weep.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands and the fathers of her children, Stephen Scott Stewart Sr.; second husband, John Henry Dowdy; sisters, Freda Lorene Lester and Eileen Edmonds; and brother, Frederick F. Lester Jr.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Grady Boggs of Douglasville, GA; four sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Scott Stewart II and fiancée, Joyce Isaacs, of Brookfield, MO, Frederick Craig Stewart and financée, Sherrie Patierno of Woodstock, GA, Todd Kent and Monica Warner Stewart of Murfreesboro, TN, and Johnathan Israel Dowdy of Douglasville, GA; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Veda and James Webb of Crossville and Lera and Dick Schrock of Brownsburg, IN; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Wendel Lester and Gwen Thompson of Crossville and Charles and Margelene Lester of Crossville; ten grandchildren, Shannon Stewart of the U.S. Air Force  England, Sierra Stewart of Brookfield, MO, Mykisha Tai Stewart of Douglasville, GA, Chynna Tierra (Tia) Stewart of Douglasville, GA, Zachary Stewart of the U.S. Marine Corps Knoxville, Camilee and Kevin Walkup, U.S. Army Germany, Chasity Nichole Dowdy, Brittany Nichelle Dowdy, Jacob Grady  Boggs and Erin Marie Boggs, all of Douglasville, GA; one great-grandchild, Gage Eldridge of Douglasville, GA; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association, CHTA98, in memory of Amy Dowdy, Hwy. 68, Crossville, TN 38555.

Messages of condolence to the family may be sent at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory of Douglasville is in charge of arrangements with local assistance from Bilbrey Funeral Home. 

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