Herschel "Karen" Downs, 62, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her son's home in Clarksville. under the care of hospice.
Born Grand Rapids, Mich., She grew up in Niceville, Fla., before moving to Hinesville 42 years ago. Karen worked for the Hillman Group and was a member of Full Gospel Holiness Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Tanya Downs Gould (Michael) of Allenhurst; and her son, John H. Downs (Debra) of Clarksville.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11 with Pastor Glenda Cooke officiating.
Pallbearers will be Michael Gould, Barry Bowen, Willie Davis, William Cooke, Ulysses Brown, and Herman Wiggins. Burial will be in the Hinesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Full Gospel Holiness Church, P.O. Box 175 Walthourville, GA 31333.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.