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 www.garner-funeralhome.com. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Published in Free Press from July 6 to July 10, 2013