Doyle V. Downs

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Dixie Baptist Church for Mr. Doyle V. Downs, 94, of the Dixie Community.

Interment will be in Highland Cemetery.

He died Thursday, March 4, 2021 at The Claiborne Assisted Living Center in Hattiesburg.

Doyle V. Downs was born December 7, 1926 to Jack and Lobelia Downs of the Dixie Community. He married Juanita (Nita) Davis of the Rawls Springs Community on June 20, 1953.

Mr. Downs was employed in the banking business for 35 years and retired as a member of the Senior Management Team of Bancorp South Bank (formerly The First Mississippi National Bank). He was a member of Dixie Baptist Church, where he also served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by an infant son and Doyle V. Downs, Jr.; his wife of 67 years, Juanita Downs; his parents, Jack and Lobelia Downs; two brothers, William W. Downs of Sumrall and Webber Downs of the Dixie Community and was a Veteran of WW ll.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, Johnny Downs (Rita) of Purvis, MS, Kathy Downs James (Mickey) of Wiggins, MS, Barbara Downs Lott of Hattiesburg, MS, Vickie Downs Frye (Thomas) of the Dixie Community, and Martha Downs Williams of Midlothian, Virginia, and a number of great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Dixie Baptist Church, designated to the Annie Armstrong offerings for International Missions.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Tuesday at Dixie Baptist Church.