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Denise Jones Downs

Laurens, SC

Denise Jones Downs, 66, of Laurens and wife of Larry David Downs, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019, at her home.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Frances Skelton Jones. She was formerly employed with NHC in Clinton for 20 years.

In addition to her husband, Denise is survived by:  her children, Jen Grushinski of Laurens and Larry D. “Chip” Downs, Jr. and wife Amy of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; sisters, Kay Smith and husband Ridgeway and Cheryl Bosler and husband Ronnie; and grandchildren, Trenton Pitts, Blakely Downs, Nicholas Downs, Damien Downs, Connall Grushinski, and Braedon Grushinski.

No services are planned at this time.

Mom, we are thinking of all the days you’ve made so special for us. You worked hard to make fun and happy memories for all with your love and care.  We just want you to know that we appreciate everything you’ve done and all of the wonderful memories that you have given us.  You were a very special mother, wife, grandma, sister, and best friend.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:  The Humane Society of Laurens County, PO Box 1600, Clinton, SC 29325, or to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.

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