The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

April 27, 2013

Doris Ellen Downs

— The funeral services for Doris Ellen Downs, 83, of Toney, will be at 2 p.m. today at Spry Funeral Home in Athens with Anthony Perry and Ralph Toon officiating. Burial will follow at Limestone Memorial Gardens. Visitation was held Saturday at Spry Funeral Home.

Mrs. Downs died Friday, April 26, 2013, at her residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Madison County, and was a charter member of Mays Memorial Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by husband, Carl Wilson Downs, and daughter, June Lanette Downs.

She is survived by her sons, Terry “Ted” Downs and wife Judy of Mobile, Kenneth Downs and wife Deborah of Toney, and Roger Downs and wife Debra of Tuscaloosa; sisters, Aliene Upton of Hazel Green and Thelma Putman of Athens; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

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