Sallie Frances Downs

August 16, 1968September 19, 2019

Sallie Frances Downs, 51, of New Haven, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Norton Hospital.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland West and Evangeline Carlton Hazelip; her granddaughter, Brooklynn West; and a brother, Michael Russell.  Sallie is survived by her loving husband, Ray Downs; one daughter, Angel West; siblings, Patricia O'Bryant, Connie Bell, Kenneth Russell, Shelia Alcorn, and Sherry Sutton; and her grandson, Brayden West.  Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.  Friends may visit from 12 p.m. until time of service on Sunday.  Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers are suggested to be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


I am so sorry for your loss. When death robs us of one we love, we can lean on "The God of All Comfort" (2 Cor. 1:3,4) and find hope in His promise to soon undo 'all tears, pain and even death' (Rev. 21:4). A visit to can help to provide many satisfying answers to life's challenging questions. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.