2018-08-29 / Obituaries

Mark Downing


Mark Anthony Downing, 51, of 5060 Georgia Highway 62, Blakely, Ga., passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2018, at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala.

Mark was born Nov. 15, 1966, in Columbus, Ga., to the late Lloyd Anthony Downing and Norma Jean Gray Downing Temples. He was a truck driver for David I. Peterson Oil Company.

Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Copeland Temples; and a brother, Bo Temples.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jackson Downing; a son, Chris Downing; a step-daughter, Caitlyn Powell; and step-son, Blake Powell and Brittany, all of Blakely. He also has a brother, Wesley Temples of Opelika, Ala.. There are three grandchildren, all of Blakely, William Mark Downing, Willie J. Powell and Reese Powell.

The funeral service was Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Burial followed in the Blakely Cemetery with Porter Mulkey, Wesley Temples, Stephen Welch, Charles English, Ray Perkins and Aaron Warfield serving as pallbearers. The family received friends for visitation Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home.

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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