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Mr. Elmus Lee Dowdy, Jr.

August 10, 1942 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 78)

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Mr. Elmus Lee Dowdy, Jr., age 78, of Goldston, Peacefully transitioned from Earth to his Heavenly Home, Monday. December 07, 2020 at his residence in Goldston, NC. ATTENTION:  Everyone that Enters the Funeral Home and or Attending the Services - MUST WEAR A MASK AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING Thank you in advance for helping Us protect the families and communities that we serve. Professional Services Entrusted to: Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City


Elmus Lee Dowdy, Jr. "Itty" was born on August 10, 1942 in Goldston, NC to the late Elmus and Novella Dowdy; and departed this life on Monday, December 7, 2020 at his residence. 


He graduated from J. S. Waters School in Goldston, NC in 1960. He joined Roberts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Goldston, NC at an early age. He married Brenda McAuley of Sanford, NC and to that union, a son Elmus Lee Dowdy III was born and preceded him in death. 

Elmus served in the US Army where he received a National Defense Service Medal. After retirement he was employed by, Collins & Aikman, Siler City, NC, the Hatchery, Siler City and Moore Machine Shop in Bear Creek, NC.

He was preceded in death by a beloved brother, Deacon Billy Dowdy and brother in-law, Deacon Fred Cotten. 

He leaves to cherish his memory, three sisters, Josephine Cotten, Goldston, NC, Hannah Johnson, Bowie Maryland, Delma Murdock, Frederick, Greensboro, NC, and Sister-in-Law Bertha Dowdy, Goldston, NC, daughter Tisa Mcrae, Pasadena, Maryland; three nephews; three nieces; four great nephews; five great great nieces; two great great nephews; special friend, Juanita Rives, Siler City, NC; special uncle James Fox, Goldston, NC; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

In his spare time, he enjoyed watching TV sports and spending time with family and friends. Anyone who had the privilege to be in his presence got the opportunity to enjoy his wonderful personality and his great sense of humor. 



When I come to the end of the road, 

And the sun has set for me, I want no rites or gloom filled room, 

Why cry for a soul set free? 

Miss me a little-but let me go For this is a journey we all must take, 

And ench must go alone It is all a part of the Master's plan, 

A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, 

Go to the friends we know. and bury your sorrow in doing good deeds, 

Miss-me-but let me go. 


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 Service Program


December 10, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Graveside Service
December 11, 2020

1:00 PM
Roberts Chapel Baptist Church
439 Roberts Chapel Church Rd
Goldston, NC 27252

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