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Rhudean Downing

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Rhudean Downing, 92, of Hayti, Mo., formerly of Wardell, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

Born June 14, 1914, in Stone Co., Ark., she was the daughter of the late James and Nancy Jenkins Britton.

She married Eugene Downing, who preceded her in death in 1959. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Novjean Melton and Lula Francis Carter and one sister, Ida Massey.

Survivors include three sons, James D. Melton, of Wilsonville, Ill., Wayne Doss, of Wardell and Doug Downing, of Drummonds, Tenn.; 16 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Wardell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Griff Walker officiating.

Burial will follow in the Piggott Cemetery at Piggott, Ark.