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Edith (McCall) McDowell

September 16, 1925 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 96)


Edith McCall McDowell,96 passed away Tuesday October 26, 2021. She was born in Swain County on September 16, 1925 to the late Samuel Richmond McCall and Dovie Jane Smith McCall. She formerly worked for CR Industries, Blue Bell and Burlington Industries. Edith was a Chaplin and member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW, an active Sunday School teacher and an active member with Bible Study. She always stayed active in prayer chains with the church. She was a member of the Sugarfork Baptist Church. 

Edith is survived by two sons, Steve Tallent (Alice) of Johnson City, TN and Eric Tallent (Diane) of Huntsville, AL; three grandchildren, David Tallent (Ginny), Emily Tallent and Will Tallent (Alice); three great-grandchildren, Samuel Tallent, Matthew Tallent, and Caleb Tallent; a sister, Mavis Jones;  and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Edith is preceded in death by her husband Joseph McDowell; her first husband, Terrell Tallent; a brother Ray McCall;  and two sisters Alberta Chastain and Hazel Wright. 

 A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Sunday October 31, 2021 at Bryant Grant Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gene Hawkins and Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Moriah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30pm-2:00pm at Bryant Grant Funeral Home prior to the service.

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