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Mr. Downer has played an important part in the social and political life of Aliceville and Pickens County. He has served on the school board, the City Council and has been Commissioner from the Aliceville District for over 24 years. His father, John C. Downer came to Aliceville from Cooksville, Mississippi, before the town was not more than a cross roads community. Mr. George H. Downer married Miss Lillie Mae Windham of Pickens County, also a member of a prominent family of the county. They had six children. Mr. Downer was a member of the Methodist Church for 46 years. Probably no man in the county has a wider acquaintance and it is said, "If George Downer said he will do a thing, you can county on it."