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J. B. Vance McDowell

July 25, 1939 ~ March 6, 2020 (age 80)


J. B. McDowell, 80, of Bolens Creek, passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Yancey House Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Wallace and Alma Lawing McDowell and the husband of Zena Gortney McDowell, who passed away in 1999.  He was also preceded in death by sisters: Ophie Ogle, Katie Gregory and Faye Buchanan.  J B's smile could brighten up any room.

Surviving are a son: Jim McDowell and wife Linda of Burnsville; a daughter; Karen Morgan and husband Paul of Fletcher; grandchildren: Bailey and Kinsley Morgan and Jessica West; a sister; Clara Harris and brother; Ralph McDowell and wife Jerri all of Burnsville; very special caregiver; Brooklyn Peterson and all the staff at Yancey House.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.


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