|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1986|
|Death: ||Apr. 27, 2011|
Friday, August 5, 2011
TUSCALOOSA | A commencement will be held at 6 tonight at Coleman Coliseum for University of Alabama students whose May graduation ceremony was delayed because of the April 27 tornado.
Also, a candlelight service will be held at 8:30 tonight on the steps of Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library in remembrance of the six UA students who died in the tornado.
Two graduation ceremonies will be held Saturday at the coliseum for undergraduates who finished their studies during the summer.
The six students who died in the April 27 tornado — Scott Atterton, Danielle Downs, Ashley Harrison, Melanie Nicole Mixon, Morgan Marlene Sigler and Marcus Smith — will receive posthumous degrees in the 9 a.m. ceremony.
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Funeral for Danielle Downs, 24, of Priceville will be Monday, May 2, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church in Decatur with Father Ray Remke officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service.
Miss Downs died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, when a massive tornado struck her residence in Tuscaloosa. She was born December 7, 1986, in Alexandria, La., to Edward Wayne Downs and Terri Linn Bordelon Downs. Danielle was slated to graduate from The University of Alabama in May 2011. She was an aspiring social work major who enjoyed helping others.
Survivors include her parents, Ed and Terri Downs of Priceville; one sister, Michelle Downs of Priceville; and her grandmother, Inez Bordelon of Alexandria, La.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Downs, Herman Singleton Sr., Clint Leopold, Stephen Doud, Logan Cahill and P.J. Giordano.
Published in the Decatur Daily on May 1, 2011
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