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June 28, 2011

Mary McDaniel Downey, 96, of The Woodlands Nursing Home., died, Tuesday, June 28, 2011. She was born March 22, 1914 in Botetourt County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Riddlebarger McDaniel. Mrs. Downey was a member of the Iron Gate Church of God Prophecy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earnest Bannister, and also her second husband, Clarence Downey; one sister, Helen Linkenhoker; two brothers, Samuel E. McDaniel, and Roy McDaniel; one nephew, Jerry Linkenhoker. Surviving are her sister-in-law, Libby McDaniel of Covington; Nieces, Hazel Linkenhoker of Fincastle, Norma Jernel of Salem, Barbara Mabe of Winston-Salem, NC, Judy Fridley of Covington, Sandra Bates and Amanda Couch, both of Kernesville, NC; Nephews, Sam Linkenhoker of Springwood and Roger McDaniel of Welcome, NC. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends attending the service. Memorial Information In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions in Mrs. Downey's name be made to The Woodlands Nursing Home Activity Fund, 1000 Fairview Ave., Clifton Forge, VA 24422.
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