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2014-01-09 / Obituaries


Elizabeth Anne Downey, 74, of Putnam died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Putnam. She was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Groves, Texas. She was a retired elementary school teacher and a member of Putnam Baptist Church, where she was the church pianist.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Downey of Putnam; three sons, Greg Downey of Nicholsville, Jeff Downey of Snead and Bill Downey of Semmes; brother, Mike Hinson of Groves; sister-in-law, Marlene Downey of Sweet Water; brother-in-law, William Johnson of Myrtlewood; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 4 at Putnam Baptist Church with Rev. Brooks Etheridge officiating. Interment followed in the Putnam Cemetery with O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

Active pallbearers were Mike Thompson, Michael Thompson, Jeffrey Green, Chip Etheridge, Christopher Hinson and Greg Harris. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Putnam Volunteer Fire Department.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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