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Gary Dwight Downs
Gary Dwight Downs, 77, of 1001 St. Paul Church Road, Casar, died Monday, January 27, 2014 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

Born October 21, 1936 in Cleveland County, he was a son of the late Robbie Kelly Downs and Eula Costner Downs.  He worked for Tri-County Farm Supply and was a farmer.  Mr. Downs was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and served in the Army Military Police at Sandea Base in Albuqurque, NM.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph Downs and wife, Ruth and Donald Downs; and brother-in-law, Joel Murray.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patsy Short Downs; son, Gregory Downs and wife, Donna of Raleigh; daughter, Lindsay Chaney and husband, Wes of Shelby; four grandchildren, Caleb Downs, Isabelle Downs, Adam Chaney and
William Chaney; sister, Dorothy Murray of Anderson, SC; and sister-in-law, Faye Downs of Vale.

Visitation: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Friday, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church , Casar.  The body will placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.

Officiating: Rev. Jamie Bridges

Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, PO Box 326, Casar, NC 28020

A guest register is available at 

Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston

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