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Obituaries Last Updated: Jan 31st, 2018 - 08:43:15

James Rapher Downs
By The Waldron News
James Rapher Downs, 65, of Mansfield, Arkansas, passed away Jan. 28, 2018 at his home. He was born Dec. 12, 1952 in Mendota, Illinois to the late Lawrence and Thelma (Deegan) Downs.
James is survived by three children; Juli DesOrmeaux and husband Raymond of Mansfield, Arkansas, Vikki Jones of Hackett, Arkansas, James Rapher Downs II and wife Heather of Mansfield, Arkansas, nine grandchildren; Caitlin, Jacob, Zachary, Carys, Brody DesOrmeaux, Colton, Blake Jones, Garrett and Abigale Downs. He is also survived by five siblings; Richard Downs, Lucille Roberts, Ruby Cashin, Timothy Downs, Lawrence Downs, numerous nephews, nieces, friends and other family. The family would like to offer a special thanks to all his neighbors that helped him over the years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife of 26 years Linda Billingslea Downs and wife of 18 years Sharon Downs.
Memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 3, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield. Cremation will be under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield.
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