Gwenda Leigh Dowless Smith, 52, died Friday, June 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bettie Dowless.
The family received Sunday, June 25 at Zion Hill Baptist Church followed by a funeral service officiated by Revs. Warren Hill and Devon Varnam. Burial was in the Henry Allen Cemetery in Bladenboro. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home in Elizabethtown handled the arrangements.
She is survived by her father, Cletus Dowless of Bladenboro; her husband, Ernest Smith of the home; three daughters, Carrie Gibson, Ashley Callahan and Amanda Simmons, all of Bladenboro; and two brothers, Ronnie Dowless of Bladenboro and Dale Dowless of Tar Heel.