SILAS MCDOWELL SHELBY- Mr. Silas Levoid "Big Guy" McDowell, 51, of 424 Oakland Drive, Shelby, departed this life on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, at his residence. He was born on Sept. 20, 1965, in Cleveland County, N.C., to Silas Husky, Jr. and the late Elminer Tina McDowell. Silas was a 1983 graduate of Shelby High School. His employment included Hickory Manufacturing and the Pancake House. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Riley and Eva McDowell; his paternal grandparents, Silas Huskey, Sr. and Ella Huskey; a son, Marric Sutton; uncle, Jimmy Huskey and several aunts. He leaves to cherish special memories, his partner of 24 years, Cinda Marie Bostic; his father, Silas Huskey, Jr. both of Shelby; three sons, Derren Laron McDowell, (Cyndi) of N.Y., Larry Hogue (Tina) and Robert Sutton (Shonell) both of Shelby; one daughter, Felecia Barrow Littlejohn (Lopez) of Boiling Springs, S.C.; one brother, Keith Strong; one sister, Wendy Brooks (T.C.) both of Shelby; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two uncles, Bobby Huskey (Angie) of Charlotte, and Rellie McDowell of Shelby; one aunt, Dorothy Huskey of Shelby; one special cousin, Javis Whiteside of Shelby; one special nephew, Kendarius Hopper of the home; a special friend, Delores Ratchford Pearson; a special brother-in-law, Melvin Whitworth (Felecia) of Shelby and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 3 p.m., on Friday, at the church, and at other times at the home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Ellis Chapel Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Ray Lockhart. Burial will take place at Sunset Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.enloes.net. Arrangements by Enloe Mortuary.
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