Helen Bolt Downs (December 31, 1923 - June 7, 2011)


Helen Bolt Downs, age 87 of Loudon, passed away Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at Sweetwater Hospital. She was a member of the Loudon Church of God, retired from Bacon Hosiery Mill with 25 years of service. Helen received her GED after retirement at the age of 67, and began working with Head Start for Children thereafter. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Franklin Bolt and Effie Thomas Bolt; son, William “Sonny” Downs, sister, Katherine Bolt. Survived by sons, Douglas Bolt Pennington, Joe Downs, Matthew Downs and wife, Pam; daughters, Sylvia Downs Magos, and Leah Downs, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 PM Wednesday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon. Interment 10:00 AM Thursday at Loudon County Memorial Gardens. (Comment by Linda Robertson who submitted the obituary: May have been married to a Pennington?)