Ferd Dowis, Jr., age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on December 4, 2005. He is survived by: Son: Jim Dowis, Lawrenceville; Grandchildren: Robin Roof, Buford, Chad Dowis, Auburn, Ashley Powell, Winder, Heather Lougher, Auburn; Sister: Frances Thomas, Snellville; 8 Great Grandchildren. Mr. Dowis, a native of Gwinnett County and a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca “Becky” Dowis and daughter, Ann Whitworth. After retiring, an auditor with F.H.A., he served as Gwinnett County Voter Registrar for 10 years. Mr. Dowis, an active member of the Lawrenceville Kiwanis Club and Lawrenceville Masonic Lodge #131 F.&A.M., was best remembered for his tireless dedication to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. He gave of his time as a deacon, Sunday School Director, teacher, and for 30 years was the overall caretaker of the church facilities, all while serving on numerous committees including two separate Pastor Search Committees. In 1997, the church honored him with “Ferd Dowis Day”. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 7 at 2:30 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville with Rev. W. C. Corley, Dr. R. Page Fulgham & Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. Interment to follow at Shadowlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Those desiring may make donations to the First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville Children's Ministry, P.O. Box 228, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville, Chapel, 770-963-2411, www.wagesfuneralhome.com.