The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 27, 2014

Martha Downs

Martha Ann Downs, 89, of Tanner died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Limestone Health Facility.

Services will be at noon Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Marks and Gerald Marks officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Downs was born September 5, 1924, in Limestone County. She was a member of Tanner Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Gary Downs and wife Gail of Tanner; sister, Lenore Gamble of Athens; grandchildren, Heather Lee, Seth Downs and Zac Downs and seven-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Seth Downs, Zac Downs, Clellon Downs, Brad Zirbel, Mark Gamble and Mike Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Downs; parents, R. E. and Frances Easter Marks and brothers, Horace Marks and J. M. Marks.

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