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Joyce Dowdy

July 31, 1931 — December 10, 2009

Joyce Gartin Dowdy (1931-2009)
Joyce Gartin Dowdy, 78, of Flatwoods, Ky., a loving wife, mother, and well-known photographer, died Thursday evening, Dec. 10, 2009, in King's Daughters Medical Center.
She was born July 31, 1931, in Hannah, Ky., a daughter of the late Okie James and Opal Gambill Boggs.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dowdy on May 27, 2009, and a brother, Harold Ray Boggs.
She was retired from CSX as an administrative assistant and owner and proprietor of Joyce's Studio.
She was a graduate of Blaine High School and Ashland Business College, a member of Wildwood First Church of God, attended Raceland First Baptist Church, was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, where she formerly served as president, and a member of Hillandale Homemakers and former statewide president.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Gartin and wife, Joan of Lexington, Ky., and Schiem Gartin of Flatwoods; a brother, Okie C. Boggs and wife, Mary of Ashland; a sister, Carolyn Scott and husband, George Dewey of Flatwoods; a granddaughter, Heather Sallie and husband, Brent of Elizabethtown and a grandson, Matthew Gartin of Union, Ky.
She is also survived by nieces, nephews and a great-niece and a great-nephew as well as a host of family and friends.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by Pastor Steve Harris. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park.
Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Friends may make contributions to the Wildwood First Church of God, 3500 S. 29th St., Ashland, Ky., or Raceland First Baptist Church, 700 Franklin Ave., Raceland, KY 41169.
Online condolences may be made to
The family would like to express a very special thank you to her dear friends and the Ashland Dialysis Center, MTS drivers and her devoted caregiver, Phyllis Piercy.

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