Ruth Naomi Bell Downes

GOLDSBORO - Ruth Naomi Bell Downes, 85, of 2710 Langston Drive passed away Friday, July 5, 2013 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Formerly of Kinston, she was a homemaker and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert John "Bob" Downes, II and a son, William "Bill" Downes. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Pinelawn Memorial Park with Bishop Bryan Rouse officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at Garner Funeral Home and other times at her home. She is survived by her son, Robert J. "Bobby" Downes, III and wife, Connie of Durham; her son, Leonard Downes and wife, Anita of Snow Hill; eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Garner Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements and online condolences may be sent to Sign the guest book at (Paid obituary)

Published in Free Press from July 6 to July 10, 2013