JEFFERSON COUNTY ILLINOIS
OBITUARIES

James Arthur Downen
JAMES A. DOWNEN,56, DIES MONDAY

James Arthur Downen, 56, of Rt. 1, Mulkeytown, died at 7 p.m. Monday 
in Miners Hospital, Christopher. He had been ill three months. He was 
caretaker at the Izzak Walton Lake. 

He was born Feb. 9, 1908, in Jefferson County the son of J. V. and 
Delia Thomas Downen. He was a member of the Christopher South Side 
Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, the former Ova M. Gulley; his 
mother; a daughter, Mrs. Erwin Miles of Benton; a son, James Arthur 
Downen Jr. at home; a sister, Mrs. Vivian Carter of Christopher; and 
a brother, 

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Gilbert Funeral Home, 
Christopher. Rev. Gene Fox will officiate. Friends may call after 7 
p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
Source: The Southern Illinoisan
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 1964
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman


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