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Frances J. Lynch Downs
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1930
Arnoldsburg
Calhoun County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2008
Bristol
Sullivan County
Tennessee, USA

BRISTOL, Tenn. Frances J. Downs, 78, of Bristol, formerly of Pineville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2008, at her residence following a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Vera Lynch-Beavers (Deceased).

Born in Calhoun County, she lived most of her life in Pineville. After the passing of her husband, Clyde Downs (1920-1998) whom she married on November 17, 1950 in Elizabeth, Calhoun County, WV (per WV Marriage License Register, Calhoun County, WV, 1950, Page 222, Application Date: November 17, 1950), she moved to Bristol, Tenn., to be near her son and daughter. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Born of the great depression era, she was strong, resourceful, courageous and fearlessly independent.

She is survived by her son, Clyde "Butch" Downs and his wife, Erin S. Downs, and grandsons, Brendan and Logan Downs, all of Bristol, Tenn.; her daughter, Emma Downs of Bristol, Tenn.; grandsons, Charles and Eddie Holley, both of Kenova; granddaughter, Misty Ahrns Cook, and great-granddaughter, Alyssa Ahrns Cook, both of Columbia, Tenn.; a sister, Sharon Murphy of McArthur, Ohio; and an aunt, Helen Blanchfield of Baberton, Ohio.

A graveside service will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny. 
 
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  Clyde Downs (1920 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Palm Memorial Gardens
Matheny
Wyoming County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Patty Greene
Record added: Dec 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32286514
Frances J. <i>Lynch</i> Downs
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Frances Downs was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Born of the great depression era, she was strong, resourceful, courageous and fearlessly independent.
- Patty Greene
 Added: Dec. 30, 2009
 
 
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