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Linda Mcdowell

November 9, 1951 — November 28, 2021


Asheville – Linda Margaret McDowell, 70, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at her residence.

Linda was a native of Washington, DC and was a daughter of the late Jeter Elmer McDowell, Jr. and Claudia Mallard McDowell.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, James E. “Corky” McDowell.  Linda was a 1970 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School where she lettered in basketball and was all county and all conference in both her junior and senior years.  She was also a graduate of Western Carolina University in 1975 where she was a member with the Lady Catamounts basketball team.  Linda was inducted into Clyde A. Erwin Schools Sports Hall of Fame in the class of 2019 and was a former employee of Sonopress, LLC of Weaverville.

She is survived by one brother, Gary C. McDowell (Carol) of Asheville; a niece, Kelsey Prewitt (Matt); a sister-in-law, Kay Pritchard; and several aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2021 in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Reverend Ronnie Owen officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clyde A. Erwin High School Sports Hall of Fame, ATTN:  Annette Stone c/o Clyde A. Erwin High School, 60 Lees Creek Road, Asheville, NC  28806.

The care of Ms. McDowell has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes of Canton and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

3715 Asheville Hwy, Canton, NC 28716

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