Mrs. Myra Mae Downer

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Service Information
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 East Pine Street
Swainsboro, GA
Calling hours
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Funeral service
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
11:00 AM
Swainsboro First United Methodist Church

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Myra Mae Downer, 92, of Swainsboro, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church. Rev. Jack Whitehead officiated and Rev. David Unkles assisted.
Interment followed in Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bobby Sasser, Billy Sasser, Paul McDaniel, Phil Tatum, Bo Lariscy, Charles Schwabe, Jim Dekle and J.W. Hooks.
Honorary Escorts were Monday Morning Prayer Group: Cherry Curry, Kay Peacock, Judy McWhorter, Mae Bailey, Mary Rose Brown, Judy Wells, and Kay Stephens.
Mrs. Downer was born Sept. 28, 1927, in Swainsboro in Emanuel County to the late Dessie Elmo and Myrtice Hudson Cowart. She was retired from Shop Rite Pharmacy. Mrs. Downer was a member of the Flanders Hall Sunday School Class at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church, UMW Wesleyan Circle, Monday Morning Prayer Group, Friday Coffee Circle and the Pinetree Festival Garden Show. She was also a volunteer at Emanuel Medical Center. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 20 years, Clayton Downer; two sisters, Helen Cowart Whitehead and Irene Cowart Roberts; and two great-grandchildren, Jed Christopher and Gracie Leigh Pullen.
Survivors include oned daughter: Gloria Hudson (Mickey) of Rincon; three sons, James E. "Ezra" Price (Judy) and Ray Downer (Tabatha) both of Swainsboro, and David Price (Helen) of Oak Park; eight grandchildren, Christy Scroggs, James Price (Carter), Clay Price (Amanda), Jarrod Downer, Jada Downer, Kristle Wheeler, Mandy Pullen (Chris) and Melissa Clark (Adam Brewer); and seven great-grandchildren: Bella Scroggs, Patton Price, Evie Price, Haley Fulcher, Peyton Taylor, Gage Pullen and Everly Brewer.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for Dr. Prasad and her staff, Church Street Manor, and Emanuel Medical Center.
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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Myra Mae Downer of Swainsboro.
Published in Effingham Herald from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 2019
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