Date of birth: 1 April 1911 Bartholomew County, Indiana Date of death: 13 August 1985 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana Columbus Republic 14 August 1985 Harold E. Downs Edinburgh EDINBURGH - Harold Edward Downs, 74, of 13500 U.S. 31 in Edinburgh, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday at his home. Downs was a retired civil service employee, having worked 16 years for the fire department at Camp Atterbury. He also had worked for the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. and for the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of Edinburgh American Legion. Funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. George Eagler at 2 p.m. Friday at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh where calling hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be at Hawcreek Cemetery. Downs was born April 1, 1911, in Bartholomew County, the son of Frank and Drucilla Gaddis Downs. He first was married to Flossie Mae Cox. He then married the former Nedra Caffee, and she survives. Other survivors include a son, Jerry Downs of Edinburgh; two daughters, Rose Gosnell of Franklin and Marie McFadden of New Albany; a stepdaughter, Margie Froedge of Edmonton, Ky., and 11 grandchildren.
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