Born 11-15-1956 - Died 11-19-2001
Larry Eugene Downs, 45, son of Ora Porter Downs and the late Adrian Downs was born Nov. 15, 1956 in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001 in West Plains, Mo. He was married Nov. 12, 1978 in Smithville, Ark. to Rebecca Huckabee. He was later married to Sandy Kingston. He was a heavy equipment operator and a sawmill worker. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Eagles Club #4231 in Thayer. He was of the Pentecostal faith.Survivors include one son, Adrian Downs; his fiancee, Christy of Cave City, Ark.; one daughter, Brandy Huff and husband, of Little Rock, Ark.; his mother, Ora Downs of Mammoth Spring; five grandchildren, Adrianna and Bethany Downs, Aspen Allen and Tristen and Christian Walts; six sisters, Glenda Hall of Mammoth Spring, Rita Harkleroad of Mammoth Spring, Christine Merriman of Searcy, Ark., Delieta Bookout of Thayer, Mo., Mary Lawson of Mammoth Spring, and Wanda Downs of Mammoth Spring; five step-children, Niki, Melissa, Shauna, Sereatha and Matthew; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his father; and one infant brother, Lavern.Services were Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at 2 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., with Rev. Wayne Hurst officiating. Burial was in the Steven Collins Cemetery at Wirth, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. of Thayer, Mo.Pallbearers were Delbert Cochran, Anthony Washam, David Byrd, Chad Howell, David Merriman and James McDaniels.Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Warren, John Moss, and Adam Smoot.