Helen Downey

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HARROGATE, Tenn. — Helen Virginia Miller Downey, 96, of Harrogate, TN, passed away Saturday July 26, 2014, at the Pineville Community Hospital. She was born July 26, 1918 in Norfolk, VA, the daughter of the late Herbert C. and Bess Williams Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Roy Clifford Downey, 4 brothers: Joe Miller and Wife Edna, Paul Miller and wife Norma, Jimmy "Massey" Miller and Jack Tye Miller.

She is survived by the following members of her family:

3 Children: Jackie Downey of Harrogate, TN; Michael (Paula) Downey of Pineville, KY and Patricia Downey of Harrogate, TN.

A Sister: Doraldean Brown of Dunedin, FL

A Sister in law: Rowena Miller of Harrogate, TN

Nieces, Jackie Slaven, Debbie Jones, Sue Crowley and Bonnie Jones

Nephews: Ralph Brown, Jr. and Henry Carson Warren

Great Nephews: Chad Slaven, Jon Slaven and Daniel Jones

Great Niece: Amanda Abbott

Step Grandchildren: Chris Thompson and Melanie Adams

And a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Terrell Gibson presiding. Music will be provided by the Gibson Family. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Green Hills Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Slaven, Rick Slaven, Daniel Jones, Dusty Abbott, John David Brummett and Chris Thompson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Creech Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences and guestbook are available at

Creech Funeral Home, Middlesboro, is in charge of all arrangements.

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Creech Funeral Home
112 S 21St St
Middlesboro, KY 40965
(606) 248-4700
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Published in The Daily News from July 28 to July 29, 2014