BERNIE - Alpha C. Dowdy, 102, died March 17, 2003, at her home.
Born June 24, 1900, at Keo, Ark., daughter of the late George Franklin and Pruda Ann Gidcom Moring, she was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church.
In December 1945, at Piggott, Ark., she married Melvin Dixie Dowdy who preceded her in death on July 20, 1992.
Survivors include: two daughters, Sue Bridges of Bernie and Marian Faith of Collinsville, Ill.; one sister, Elsie Gaines of Michigan; and three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Earl Collins; an infant daughter, Louise Collins; three brothers, George Moring, William Moring and Arthur Moring; and six sisters, Annie Bennett, Myrtle Couch, Ollie Craft, Leorie Moring, Mary Lou Moring and Eliza Moring.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Bernie Cemetery with Dale Hartle officiating.