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Donald McDowell

b. March 4, 1934

Donald “Buddy” McDowell, 76, of Smithland died Sunday at Lourdes hospital.

Mr. McDowell was a coal miner with Peabody Coal Company.

Surviving are his wife, Bonnie McDowell; three sons, Don McDowell of Terlingua, Texas, Allan McDowell of Dixon and Mike McDowell of Providence; one daughter, Melinda Thomason of Smithland; two brothers, Joe McDowell of Madisonville and Paul McDowell of Providence; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Diana Lynn McDowell, and one brother. His parents were Willard and Jesse McDowell.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland.

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