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William Earlwood "Bill" Downs
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1926
Death: Nov. 18, 2006
Newport News
Newport News City
Virginia, USA

William Earlwood Downs
MATHEWS - William Earlwood Downs, 80, a native of Mathews, Va., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006. He was co-owner and co-founder of D & P Embroidery Company, Inc. and a World War II Veteran. Bill was a longtime member of Mathews Baptist Church and a current member of Temple Baptist Church, Newport News, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Josie Downs; sister, Billie Munnerlyn; and brothers, Thomas R. Downs Jr. and Leonard Downs Sr. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ruth A. Downs; daughters, Judy Smith and husband, Greg, of Staunton, Va., and Luann Smith and husband, Homer, of Gwynn's Island, Va.; son, David Downs and wife, Nikki, of Gloucester, Va.; sister, Florence 'Sissy' Camp and husband, Paul, of Broken Bow, Okla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends and loved ones from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mathews, Va. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Mathews Baptist Church, with burial to follow in H. C. Smither Cemetery, Hudgins, Va.
Published in the Daily Press on 11/20/2006.  
 
Burial:
H. C. Smither Memorial Cemetery
Hudgins
Mathews County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Nov 22, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16748504
William Earlwood Bill Downs
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RIP Bill, I'll miss you!
- Dawn Stewart
 Added: Nov. 22, 2006
 
 
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