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
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