Funeral services for Mrs. Jo Ann Marie Graves Downs, age 78, of the Hardys Chapel Community will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home. Bro. Matthew Hull will officiate. Burial to follow in the Crabtree Family Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. until time of services at the Livingston Funeral Home.
Mrs. Downs passed from this life on Sunday morning, November 8, 2020 from her residence. She was born in Ohio, on December 11, 1941 to the late Bishop & Willie Stinson Graves. Baptist in faith, Jo Ann loved her family, her dogs and working in her flowers. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and Christmas blowups in her her yard.
Jo Ann leaves behind her son, Michael Downs of Cookeville, TN; daughters, Donna Crabtree & husband David of the Hardys Chapel, TN, Michelle Agrillo & husband Joe of Yuma, AZ, and Melody Herron & husband Dwight of Buffalo Valley, TN; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren; brother, Virgil Graves of Galin, OH; and sister, Betty Lacy of Bucyrus, OH.
In addition to her parents, JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Clovis Downs; sister, Becky Howard; and brother, Arlis Growes.
Pallbearers to serve are Harry Brooks, Steve Ledbetter, Robert Ledbetter, Anthony Ledbetter, Nick Drennan, and Michael Crabtree.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that all guests wear masks and practice social distancing throughout the services. We thank you for your cooperation.
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