The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

September 20, 2013



WINTERVILLE — WINTERVILLE — Mrs. Rachel Wade Downs, 76, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel.  Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Downs lived most of her life in Pitt County and for many years worked as a cosmetologist, and later retired from Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she worked in patient information.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Earl Downs; a daughter, Pat Nelson and husband, Frank; two sons, Earl Downs and wife, Lisa, and Wilbur Downs, all of Winterville; four grandchildren, Stephen, Haley, Michael and Brandon Downs; a great-grandson, Matthew Downs; a sister, Faye Garris, of Winterville and two brothers, Kenneth Wade, of Winterville and Ralph Wade, of Florida.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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