Myra Mae Downer, 92

by | November 1, 2019 4:12 pm

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Myra Mae Downer, 92, of Swainsboro on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Whitehead officiating and Rev. David Unkles to assist. Interment followed in the Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Pallbearers were Bobby Sasser, Billy Sasser, Paul McDaniel, Phil Tatum, Bo Lariscy, Charles Schwabe, Jim Dekle, and J.W. Hooks. Honorary escorts were members of the Monday Morning Prayer Group, Cherry Curry, Kay Peacock, Judy McWhorter, Mae Bailey, Mary Rose Brown, Judy Wells, and Kay Stephens.

Mrs. Myra Mae Downer was born September 28, 1927 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, to the late Dessie Elmo and Myrtice Hudson Cowart. She retired from Shop Rite Pharmacy. Downer was a member of the Flanders Hall Sunday School Class at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church, UMW Wesleyan Circle, the Monday Morning Prayer Group, the Friday Coffee Circle, and the Pine Tree 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 one 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.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.

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