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Howard E. Downs

Downs Howard E. "Jake" Downs, age 82, of Mt. Sterling, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. He was born on March 27, 1930 in Fayette County; graduate of Mt. Sterling H.S. Class of 1948; U.S. Army Sergeant serving in the Korean War from 1948-1952; recepient of two Purple Hearts; beloved father, son, grandfather, and brother. Preceded in death by his mother Viola Devoss, father George Downs, and step-father Delbert Devoss. Survived by sister, Sharon Downs; half-brother, David Devoss; son, Greg R. Downs; daughters, Sally (Robert) Wells, Robin Downs, Regina Brill, and Sammy (Norman) Boyd; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Special thanks to Larry Fenorchipo, Nikki Tilley, Sara Southworth and John Walker. Family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m.-12Noon at THE PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. Main St., Mt. Sterling, OH 43143, where a memorial service will be held at 12Noon with Rev. Dortha Ross officiating. www.tiddfuneralservice.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2013
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