Mr. Charlie W. Dowdy, age 88, of Cleveland, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on May 14, 2005. He was preceded by his wife, Tyeophers Tyea Smallwood Dowdy in 2005. Surviving are: Sons and Daughters-in-law: Harold and Pat Dowdy, Cleveland, GA; Jimmy and Linda Dowdy, Kennesaw, Ga; Kenneth and Sandra Dowdy, Flowery Branch, GA; Grandchildren: Deedee Stephens, Scott Dowdy, Chuck Dowdy, Russ Dowdy, Jennifer Ettenger, Stephanie Blackledge, Kimberly Doster; Nine Great Grandchildren; Sisters and Brother-in-law: Sarah Baker, Gainesville, GA, Nell Spruill, Norcross, GA, Doris and Elwood Slade, Peidmont, SC; Brother and Sister-in-law: Bob and Wanda Dowdy, Gainesville, GA; Sisters-in-law and Brother-in-law: Mrs. Mamie Dowdy, Chestnut Mountain, GA, Mrs. Ethel Pierce, Gainesville, GA, Mrs. Mary Sanders, Oakwood, GA, Mrs. Lillie and Lewis Hughes, Oakwood, GA; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Dowdy was a native of Hall County, GA. He retired in 1972 from General Motors Assembly Plant and was a member of U.A.W. Local 10. He was a member of Flowery Branch Masonic Lodge 212 F. &. A.M. He was a member of Mt. Salem Baptist Church in Flowery Branch, GA. He was the former owner of Dowdy Used Cars in Buford, GA. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Funeral service will be on Monday, May 16, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Peace, and Rev. Selmon Gilleland officiating. Interment in Mt. Salem Baptist Church Cemetery, Flowery Branch, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Contributions may be made to Mount Salem Baptist Church, Flowery Branch, GA or to Eagle Ranch, Chestnut Mountain, GA. Arrangements by Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford. 770-932-1133.