Elaine Downs


Elaine Downs, 76, of Columbia, died Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:08 a.m. at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.

She was born April 5, 1947 in Adair County to the late Frank and Lorena Coomer Bennett.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Josh Downs on August 31, 2023; her daughter-in-law, Kim Downs; two brothers, Lyndell and Jimmie Bennett; and two sisters, Barbara Murrell and Peggy Bennett.

Elaine was a member of Egypt Christian Church and retired from Fruit of the Loom after 25 years.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Downs of Columbia; one son, Chris Downs of Columbia; three grandchildren, Easton, Grayson, and McKenna Downs all of Columbia; one brother, Barry (Marsha) Bennett of Columbia; one sister, Patsy (Jimmy) Sapp of Carrollton; sister-in-law, Brenda Bennett of Columbia; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Patton officiating and burial in Columbia Cemetery.

Casket bearers were  Scott Bennett, Ty Bennett, Ricky Bennett, David Murrell, Brent Sapp, Matt Rogers, Andy Richerson.

Honorary casket bearers were Greg Murrell, Larry Brown and in memory of Patrick Sapp.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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