2013-01-23 / Obituaries


Dean Downey, 70, of Sunflower died Jan. 28, 2013 at his residence.

He was born June 26, 1942. He was a member of the Georgetown Baptist Church in Chunchula. He was a chaplain with the McIntosh Police Dept.

Survivors include his wife, Reita Faye Downey, Sunflower; three sons, Edward (Candy) Downey, Sunflower, Daniel B. (Cindi) Vice, North Augusta, S.C., Boyd (Mimi) Vice, Leroy; one daughter, Virginia Lynn Downey, Saraland; four sisters, Lula Mae Knapp, Tibbie, Frances Turner, Georgia, Bonnie Johnston, Ann Seibert, both of Sunflower; numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Dean Downey, a brother, Bob Downey and a sister, Viginia Harris.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at Cathedral of Praise Church in Sunflower with Rev. Eddie Brunson officiating. Burial was in the Sunflower Methodist Cemetery.

An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.

Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson will direct.

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