CASAR-Clarence Robert Downs, of 113 Furman Court, Casar, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby.
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Born May 7, 1921, in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Acie Downs and Lonie Price Downs.
Mr. Downs was retired as a farmer and from the sawmill. He also worked for Cleveland County Schools in the maintenance department as a custodian and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Hudson Downs; infant son, Hudean Downs; brother, Roy Lee Downs; and sister, Gueirl Newton.
Survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Ethel Downs, Lee and Dot Downs, Bobby and Cathy Downs, Donald and Kay Downs, Wayne Downs, and Randy and Sherry Downs, all of Casar; three daughters and sons-in-law, Macie and Jerry Brackett of Casar, Joann and Donald Davis of Fallston, and Cathy and Jimmy Cline of Hickory; brother, Gilbert Downs of Denver; three sisters, Versey Cooke and Beatrice Spencer, both of Shelby, and Bernice Wright of Lawndale; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home in Fallston.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Corinth Baptist Church, Casar. The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.
Officiated By: The Revs. Tripp Spangler, Cecil Buff and Norris Willis
Burial: Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Casar
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150 or to the
, Carolina Chapter, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, N.C. 28207
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 2, 2013