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Funeral Service

Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel
Monday January 31st, 2022

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Doris Helen Wells Dowdy

Doris Helen Wells Dowdy, 99, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, January 27, 2022 at The Springs Nursing Center in Hot Springs, Virginia.

Born on November 8, 1922 in Nelson County she was the daughter of the late George Wells and Sadie M. Goolsby Wells.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Cashion and her second husband Elbert Fred Dowdy; three sisters, Sally Ramsey, Virginia Davis, and Theo White; and four brothers, Bobby Wells, Jimmy Wells, Winfred Wells, and George Wells.

Doris is survived by her children, Carla Puffenbarger (Chris) of Millboro, VA, Linda Weinedell of Mississippi, Fred Lee Dowdy of Churchville, VA, and Mark Cashion (Ruby) of Verona, VA; a brother Warren Wells (Dee) of Schuyler, VA;  five grandchildren, Amber, Afton, and Austin Dowdy of Churchville, VA and Mikahla and Justin Puffenbarger of Millboro, VA  as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022 at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovingston with Pastor John P. Campbell officiating.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston (434-263-4097).

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Marie Ramsey Loehmer Jan 31 2022 2:28 PM

To the family of Doris. I knew Doris for many years and spent many good times with her. Sorry I could not be with you today but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Marie Ramsey Loehmer Virginia Beach VA Jan 31 2022 2:24 PM

We will miss our calls to you
warren and Dee

Dee Wells Jan 30 2022 3:27 PM

Sorry for your loss prayers going out to all family may God comfort you in this time of grief

Michael Cox Jan 29 2022 5:01 PM