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“Rita, I am so sorry for your loss. Dean was a good BUDDY of mine. Vera ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Vera Tarver - Calvert, AL

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Dean Downey. I am Elizabeth Downey, Donnie Lou Downey's daughter. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Elizabeth Downey - Deer Park, AL

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: James & Shannon Overstreet - AL

“Dear Family, Sorry to hear about your loss. We have fond softball memories when playing ball at McIntosh Olin Field. Visited a few minutes with...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Leroy & Carol Coker - NY

“I am sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Helen Chastain - Gulf Shores, AL

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We love you Reita Faye! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Hope and Andy Keith - Leroy, AL

“So sorry for your loss praying for u and your family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Martha Frye - Clanton, AL

“Thoughts and Prayers are with Ms Reita and the family. Love to all, Judy and Shane ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Walley - Calvert, AL

“Thoughts and Prayers are with Ms Reita and the family. Love to all, Judy and Shane ”
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“The staff of Lathan Funeral Home wish to express our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. Wayne Lathan, Cheryl Lathan, David R. Jones...Read More »
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Dean Downey, age 70, born June 26, 1942, passed away Monday, January 28, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Downey was a resident of Sunflower, AL. He was a Chaplain with the McIntosh Police Department. Mr. Downey was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church in Chunchula, AL.

Survived by:

Wife/ Reita Faye Downey of Sunflower, AL

Sons/ Edward Lane (Candy) Downey of Sunflower, AL
Daniel B. (Cindi) Vice of North Augusta, SC
Boyd (Mimi) Vice of Leroy, AL

Daughter/ Virginia Lynn Downey of Saraland, AL

Sisters/ Lula Mae Knapp of Tibbie, AL
Frances Turner of Georgia
Bonnie Johnston of Sunflower, AL
Ann Seibert of Sunflower, AL

Numerous Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Son/ Bryan Dean Downey
Brother/ Bob Downey
Sister/ Vivian Harris

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until the 2:00 P.M. Service at Cathedral of Praise Church, Sunflower, AL with Rev. Eddie Brunson officiating. Interment will be in Sunflower Methodist Cemetery, Sunflower, AL.