Clipped From Mt. Vernon Register-News
Ernest Downen Of Scheller Dies At Age 73 Years Ernest T. Downen, 73, of Scheller. died at 4:15 p.m. Friday at the Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin. He was a retired fanner and and coal miner. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Brayfleld Funeral Home in Sesser and burial will be in the Old Baptist cemetery near Sesser. The body will lie in state at the Brayfield Funeral Home where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Downen was born March 5, 1890 in Jefferson county, the son of T. and Ada (Whitlow) Downen. He was married to Creta He was married to Creta Clampet, who .survives. Besides his wife ho is survived by three sons, Paul of Sesser, Charles of Carbondale and Leonard of Scheller; (wo daughters. Clarise Sheriff and Evelyn Hamilton, both of Sesser; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother. Earl Downen of Florida; and three sisters, Mrs. Louie Garner of Peoria, Mrs, Lillian Jones of Scheller and Mrs. Golden Mathis of Chicago.