Dorothy Helen Hewett Dowless

Brunswick County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 May 2013 (aged 88)
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 110908132 · View Source
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Dorothy Helen Hewett Dowless, 88, of Wilmington, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. Helen was born July 29, 1924 in Brunswick County, NC, daughter of the late Prince Albert Hewett and Evie Leonard Hewett. Her husband, James Spurgeon Dowless, and two brothers, Keith Hewett and Leonard Hewett, preceded her in death. Helen was the oldest of seven children. Her mother died at the age of 46 and she helped raise her five brothers and one sister. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. She always believed in strong family ties. Helen was married to her late husband for 58 years until his death in 2004. She was an active member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church until recent years and was very dedicated to the United Methodist Women. Her hobbies were gardening, painting, writing poetry, and making porcelain dolls and their clothes. Helen was a retired hairdresser and was famous for her collards cooked with fatback. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne Culp (David), and special niece, Sandy Maynard (Jack), all of Wilmington; three grandchildren, Tara Lain (Doug) of Durham, NC, and Alicia Morris (Tyler), and Matthew Culp (Amanda), all of Raleigh, NC; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois Owens; three brothers, James Albert Hewett (Sue), Hampton Hewett (Shirley), and Jan Hewett (Linda); and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be 3pm Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Pine Valley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Trish Archer and Rev. Tara Lain officiating. Prior to the service, the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall from 2pm until the service hour. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Published in the Wilmington Star-News on May 21, 2013

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