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April 15, 2014

Pearl Dean Thomas Downey

Oct. 23, 1932 — April 14, 2014

DUNCAN — Pearl Dean Thomas Downey, 81, of Duncan, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014, at her home in Duncan.

She was born on Oct. 23, 1932, in Simpson, to the late Noah Thomas and Blanche Huffman Thomas. Pearl was raised in the Simpson area. She married Lindbergh Downey on June 1, 1950. Pearl lived in Ardmore most of her life and later moved to Duncan in 2004.

She was affiliated with the Assembly of God faith and she enjoyed crocheting Indian blankets, listening to music and watching westerns. Her greatest love was her family.    

She is survived by daughter: Tawana Powell and husband Jerry, Duncan; grandchildren: Dustin Powell and wife Rhonda, Billy Gastineau; step-grandchildren: Jennifer Chance and husband Johnny, Anita Mossman; great-grandchildren: Dustin Powell Jr., Megan Powell, Devin Powell, Jadey Gastineau and Kadey Gastineau; six step-great-grandchildren.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents; son, Linden E. Downey; three brothers: Kenneth, Robert and Wendyl; and a great niece, Patricia Thomas.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Watts Funeral Home, Madill with a family hour from 6 to 8 p.m.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. Mike King will officiate the services. Interment will be at the Nelda Cemetery, Dickson. Services are under direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill.

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Casket bearers will be Dustin Powell, Billy Gastineau, Dustin Powell Jr., John Woodruff, Jeremiah Woodruff, Kevin Blancett, Kirk Blancett and Josh Blancett.

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