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 Sallie Ida <I>Downing</I> Gary

Sallie Ida Downing Gary

Birth
Lone Oak, Hunt County, Texas, USA
Death 5 Dec 1976 (aged 85)
Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 115077563 · View Source
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Sallie Ida Downing Gary was the daughter of William Thomas Downing and Martha Ellen Clark. She was born on September 7, 1891 in Lone Oak, Texas. She moved with John to Greenville, Mississippi in 1926 where she lived for 34 years.

Sallie had six siblings: Claude Lee Downing, James William Downing, Frances Ada Downing (Duncan, Haley), John Burl Downing, George Thomas Downing, and Joseph Riley "Joe" Downing.

In 1909, Sallie married Rev. John Willie Gary in Bryan, Texas. Together, they had 10 children: Jodie Ray Gary, Dollie Marie Gary (Tatum), Tabatha Pauline Gary (Cain, Cole), Maudie Dean "Maudine" Gary, Willie Bell Gary (Burcham), John Cornell "JC" Gary, Melvin Cleo Gary, Thelma Gary (Wolfe), William Thomas "Bill" Gary, and Claudius "Claudie" Gary. There may have been two children who died in infancy: Grace Lee Gary and Nellie May Gary. She was a loving wife and mother who did not work outside of the home.

Sallie died of a stroke and pneumonia at Delta Medical Center in Greenville, Mississippi on December 5, 1976. She was buried alongside her husband at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, also in Greenville.


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  • Created by: Sherri Glasscock Lee
  • Added: 7 Aug 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 115077563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sallie Ida Downing Gary (7 Sep 1891–5 Dec 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115077563, citing Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Sherri Glasscock Lee (contributor 47949018) .