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Joseph Junior McDowell: Conway

1938 – 2021

     Joseph Junior McDowell of Conway passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Loris, following an illness. He was 82.

     Born Oct. 7, 1938 in Loris, he was the son of the late Worth Austin McDowell and the late Mary Leona Mishoe McDowell.

     Mr. McDowell worked in the landscaping business until his retirement and was of the Baptist faith.

     Survivors include his daughter, June McDowell Vaught and husband Steve of Longs; two sons, Ken McDowell of Green Sea and Mitchell McDowell of Loris; son-in-law Johnny Wallace Todd of Loris; step-daughter Cynthia Purdue of North Carolina; brothers Harry McDowell and wife Melanie of Loris and Larry McDowell and wife Norma of Conway; a sister, Judy McDowell Holmes and husband Billy of Little River; grandchildren, Kandis Ashley Todd Tucker and husband Sam, Justin Wallace Todd and wife Emily, Lauren Todd, Michelle Gore, Chad McDowell, Bradley McDowell, Matthew McDowell, Libby Mincey and husband Nick, and Ronnie Jean McDowell; special friend Nancy Prince of Loris; and many loving great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. McDowell was predeceased by one son, Ronnie Dean McDowell; daughter Cindy McDowell Todd; and three brothers, William Donald “W.D” McDowell, Douglas McDowell, and Jimmy Dale McDowell.

     Graveside services were planned for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Carter Cemetery with Pastor Mack Hutson officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends beginning at 2:15, before the services, at Carter Cemetery.

     Family requests that memorials, in Mr. McDowell’s memory, be made to the charity of one’s choice.

     A guest register is available here.