Pearl Sturdivant Dowd, 84, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Peak Resources of Pinelake, in Carthage.

Born on August 8, 1936, in Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Frank and Stella Morgan Sturdivant. 

Married for almost 58 years, she leaves behind her love, James “Jimmy” Dowd. 

During her earlier years, she worked at the Robbins Mill and later on retired from JP Stevens. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother: Johnny and wife Sally; sister: Mildred Spangler and husband Bobby; and half brother: Jimmy Morgan. 

She is survived by her husband: Jimmy Dowd; sister: Margaret Luck and husband Bill of Aberdeen; brother: J.P. Sturdivant and wife Peggy of Robbins; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

Her body will lie in state on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held on Friday October 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor David Lee officiating.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church at 3244 Dowd Road Carthage, NC 28327. 

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Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dowd family.


Graveside Service: October 2, 2020 2:00 pm

Bethlehem Baptist Church
1838 Bethlehem Church Road
Cathage, NC 28327


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  1. Our thoughts and prayers to the Dowd families and Sturdivant families at this difficult time. May God grant you his peace and comfort you.

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