James Robert McDowell, Jr.

Funeral services for James Robert McDowell, Jr., 78, of Greenville will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 at St. James Episcopal Church.  He died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at his home in Greenville.  Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home. Mr. McDowell was born in Memphis, TN where he graduated from Central High School and graduated from the University of Mississippi.  In 1957 he made his home in Greenville where he was employed with R. H. Lake Insurance Agency, which is now Southgroup Insurance, as an insurance agent retiring in 2009.  Mr. McDowell was a member of the Greenville Kiwanis Club where he served as past president.  He was also an Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club, past president of the Yazoo Delta Insurance Agents and a member of  The Big I (Independent Insurance Agent).  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Andrew Daniels. He is survived by his wife, Mary Paul Whittington McDowell of Greenville; 2 sons, Kenneth Marvin Daniels of Madison and David Whittington McDowell of Birmingham, AL and 4 grandchildren. There will be a reception following the services in the fellowship hall at St. James Episcopal Church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Washington School Endowment Fund, 1605 E. Reed Road, Greenville, MS  38701 or to St. James Episcopal Church, 1026 S. Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS  38701.