Mable Masters Dowden Grafton

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Funeral services for Mable Masters Dowden Grafton, 89, of Hornbeck, were held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Prewitt’s Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Nick Hilton officiating. Burial followed in the Prewitt Chapel Cemetery.

Mable Masters Dowden Grafton was born on Saturday, August 30, 1930 in Florien. She passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at her residence in Hornbeck.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny James Masters and Letitia Ida Chance; husband, L. C. Dowden; brothers and sisters, Vera Lewing; Tilton Masters; Carlton Masters; Ray Masters; Myrtle White and John Billy Masters.

She is survived by her husband, James D. Grafton of Hornbeck; children, Nathan Joe “Butch” Dowden and wife Lisa of Anacoco; Johnny Ray Dowden and wife Melody of Hornbeck; David D. Dowden and wife Glenda of Robeline; Penny Ronayne and husband Kenneth of Ragley, Louisiana; Candy Josey and husband Mike of Hornbeck; step-children, Teresa Grafton of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Robert P. Grafton and wife Tammy of Anacoco; twelve grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Mary Farmer of Belmont; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearer: Scotty Dowden, Matt Dowden, Duane Dowden, Dusty Josey, Matt Allain and Jeff Gill.

Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Grafton and Bill Wilkerson.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Hospice of Leesville and Thompson Home Health.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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