Will of L. K. Downing
[Will Book 1, page 290 (transcribed by Beverly Burton Culbreth)]

Last Will and Testament of L. P. [sic- error, should be L. K.] Downing
South Pittsburg, Tenn.
Sept 17, 1923.

I, Leighton K. Downing of South Pittsburg, Tennessee hereby make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all others at any time made.

I will devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Bessie Patton Downing all property real and personal of every description of which I die seized and possessed or in which I may own any interest at the time of my death.

I hereby constitute and appoint the said Bessie Patton Downing sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament and requst [sic] that she be excused from executing any bond as such Executrix.

L. K. Downing

We the undersigned at the request of the testator Leighton K. Downing and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as subscribing witnesses hereto on this Seventeenth day of September, 1923.

Augusta Downing Allison
M. M. Allison