Don Downs

March 28, 1939July 8, 2013
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Don Downs of Senoia passed away on July 8, 2013 at Doctor’s Hospice of Georgia. He was born in Atlanta on March 28, 1939 to the late Charles Clifford Downs and Dorothy Dilleshaw Downs. Don was raised in Southwest Atlanta; graduated from Joe E. Brown High School and was a United States Air Force Veteran.

In 1969 he married the love of his life, Gail Middleton Downs at College Park United Methodist Church. He started in the Air Freight Industry and became General Manager with Courier Dispatch. His greatest joy and past time was spending time with his family and loving and hugging his grandbabies. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Don is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail Middleton Downs and two sons, Bradley (BJ) Downs and wife, Leslie and Josh Downs and wife, Jennifer. He was Papa to his three Grandchildren, Caden, Mason and Finley Rose Downs. He is also survived by a brother, Tim Downs and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Don Downs will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church North Campus with burial to follow at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Dr. Ike Reighard and Dr. Hugh Kirby will officiate. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the New Hope Baptist Church building fund.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home & Crematory, 135 Senoia Road, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 is in charge of these arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Diane Land

July 11, 2013

Praying for God to comfort you and your family during this "valley" in your life.

Mike & Andrea Alligood

July 11, 2013

I have many fond memories of Don while working for him at Courier Dispatch. He taught me much of what I know today in the Delivery Business and I'm very saddened to hear of his loss. Don was a great man and I know he will be missed immensely. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Allen and Pam Nolan

July 11, 2013

Prayers from our family to yours. We are just a phone call away if you need anything.

Jenny & Bobby Tharpe

July 11, 2013

We are so saddened to hear of Don's passing. We worked with him at Courier Dispatch for many years, and each have special memories of Don. We send our prayers and deepest sympathy to Gail, BJ, Josh and the entire Downs Family... Again, we are so very sorry for your loss.. May many Precious memories carry you through this difficult time.

July 11, 2013

Gail, I was so saddened to hear of Don's death. You never know when you introduce friends, what may happen. I know God had a plan in this introduction and I was only used as His helper. I loved the pictures you posted here, the memories came flooding back. Please know you are in my prayers, sweet friend.
Martha deJarnette Varney, Honaker, VA

Julie Brown

July 11, 2013

My prayers are with you and your family, Gail. May God comfort your heart and give you peace as you treasure the memories with your children and grandchildren. - Julie Brown

Cathy Walden

July 11, 2013

I am saddened to learn of Mr. Downs' passing. He was my boss at Courier Dispatch years ago. I remember his sense of humor, his great-smelling Cologne, that he was a sharp dresser, and his love of family. To his family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's presence through the love of family and friends at this time.

July 11, 2013

God Bless You. I have missed seeing you. I'm sure Don was so proud of his grandbabies. Cathy Albert

Suzann Benefield

July 11, 2013

Gail, I'm so sorry to hear about Don. You and your family will be in my prayers.

July 10, 2013

My love and sincere sympathy are with you Gail and your family right now.
I pray the peace that passes all understanding will be with you.
Jo Ann Peek (Fernandina Beach, FL)