In Memory of Our Darling ---  Editor Record:- The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Downs, of the Canton district, October 27, and took from them their precious darling, James Calvert Downs. He was 4 years and 11 months old at his death. It is hard to give little Calvert up, but God knoweth best. Macronic croup caused his death. He suffered one day and night, and died Tuesday morning at 9:45 o'clock. Little Calvert is done suffering now. He has gone to that home above, where death and sorrow never come. Weep not, father and mother, little Calvert has gone on before to open the gate. Oh, how happy it will be to meet him in that home where we will never have to say good-bye. We could not call him back, for he is resting at Jesus feet, where we hope to meet him someday. We miss him, oh, we miss him. His place will never be filled, for he was our little blossom until God called him home. He leaves a mother and father, five sisters and two brothers to mourn his lo!
ss. His burial took place at the old Fuqua grave-yard near his home. His funeral was preached by Bro. Charley Herndon. There were many friends and relatives gathered around.

John B Downs Passes Away Veteran Resident of Trigg County Dies at His Home Near Linton
John B.DOWNS, a prominent and successful farmer, after a brief illness passed away Friday, April 19, 1940 at his home near Linton.
Mr Downs was born and reared in Trigg county and spent his entire life here.
He was born March 6, 1861, making him 79 years of age. He was the son of Lawson and Evaline DOWNS.
In 1884, he was married to Mary E. SUMNER, and to this union was born nine children. Besides the widow seven children survive. They are: Mrs Jim BRYANT, Mrs R.H. UPTON, Mrs Leon NOEL, Mrs A.F. NOEL and Sam DOWNS, all of Trigg county; Mrs Sam DAWSON and John M DOWNS, Gilbertsville, Ky.
Children who have passed away are: Mrs Nola BRIDGES and Calvert DOWNS.
Mr and Mrs Downs were foster parents to some
orphan children. Twenty nine grand children and sixteen great grand children, sister, Mrs Richard BILL, Bowling Green and Tom COWNS, LaFayette, Ky also survive.
Mr Downs held his church membership with the Boyd's Hill Baptist Church. He served as a deacon in his church and had been a great help, both in the erection of the building there and carrying on the church work.
Funeral and burial took place at the Turner cemetery on Donaldson Creek at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with Rev.
E.R. Noel in charge. Pall bearers were some of the grandsons: R.M. Upton Jr, Bud Noel, Burwick Downs, Sam Bryant, Howard and Robert Bridges, Hicks Bryant, and Marion King. No one was held in higher esteem or was more beloved than John M. Downs.
Not only by his large family, but by hosts of sorrowing friends as was shown by the large crowd that attended the last rites.
It has been truly said of him: No one ever entered and left the home without saying, "It was good to have been there."
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our appreciation for the kindness extended to us in the recent death of our beloved husband and father.
We especially thank the Drs. Futrell and Miss Mary Thomas for the untiring efforts. Also our neighbors and friends.
May God's richest blessing rest on each and everyone. Mrs J.B. Downs and children.
Cadiz Record Apr 19, 1997

Former Trigg Man Dies in Colorado
Theron DOWNS, a former Trigg countian, died of pneumonia March 25 in Colorado Springs.
He was 71 years 1 month and 1 day old.
He is survived by the following children; Willie Downs, Colorado Springs; Johnnie Downs Murray; Mrs Roy Shaw,
Cleveland, Ohio and Mrs Dale Thomas of Trigg County, His wife died several years ago. A sister Mrs Mary SHAW of Dry
Creek also survives.
Funeral services were in charge of Masons and burial was at Daniel Vinson cemetery on March 30th. He was a member of Linton Lodge No. 783.
Cadiz Record - Apr 1944

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