On Wednesday, January 19, 2005, JAMES "Bubby" T. DOWNS, born in Texas, Md on October 19, 1924; beloved husband of the late Dorothy (nee Parrish) Downs; devoted father of F. Marie Franchetti and Dennis Dale Downs; brother of the late Russell Poe, Jr. and Marie Haines; grandfather of Michael D. Franchetti, Marisa D. Franchetti and Dawn M. Popp. Friends may call at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Center, P.A., 2325 York Road, Timonium, on Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22, at 10 A.M. Interment to follow in the Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.2005, of Autoimmune Hepatitis at her sisters home in Sunnyvale, CA, PATRICIA Mc CABE DRIGGS, 53, a former missionary for Mercy Ships. Ms. Driggs was born in Berlin, Germany. She relocated to the States with her family in 1959 and resided in Kensington and Silver Spring. A 1970 Graduate of Northwood High School, Ms. Driggs was a trampoline and tennis enthusiast. Ms. Driggs' whole life was defined by helping others-she went on to perform missionary work overseas and spent most of her time on the Mercy Ships, traveling to third world countries, primarily Africa. She then settled in Lindale, TX where she worked for a law firm and also continued her duties with the Mercy Ships. Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Von Driggs, of Lindale, TX; a daughter, Celeste Driggs, of Lindale; a son, Ivan Driggs, of Arcata, CA; a mother, Marion Mc Cabe, of Silver Spring; two sisters, Catherine Bowen, of Glenwood and Jacqueline Signor, of Sunnyvale, CA; two brothers, Thomas Mc Cabe, of Menlo Park, CA and Daniel Mc Cabe, of Gaithersburg; and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Zeek Driggs/Allayna Horton, 3136 Ellerslie Court, Glenwood, MD 21738. Funds will be contributed towards an educational fund for her grandchildren.
THE BALTIMORE SUN