Edward Ray Dowden of Prichard

Edward Ray Dowden, 69, of Prichard, W.Va. passed away July 23, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va. after a short illness. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of the Community Chapel Church. Born August 7, 1942 in Chatteroy, W.Va., a son of the late Kelly and Martha Davis Dowden, he was a mechanic by trade. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Imogene Miller Dowden, two daughters; SamanthaJean Smith, Prichard, W.Va., and Melanie Raye (Charles) Radcliff, Louisa, Ky., one son, Kelly James Dowden of Charleston, W.Va., two sisters; Bonnie Sue Fry, of Georgia and Connie Gail Martin, Jackson, Ohio, four grandchildren; Angela Smith, James Smith, Brandi Radcliff, and Lakin Radcliff. Also one great grandchild, Jacob Smith. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Young Funeral Chapel with Rev. Wally Smith and Rev. Rudy Crockett officiating. Burial will follow at Copley Cemetery, Trace Branch of Ft. Gay, W.Va. under the direction of Young Funeral Home, Louisa, Ky. Visitation will be 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Young Funeral Home with family gathering at 5:00 p.m.