Hutchens Industries Southeast Regional Sales Manager James Arthur Downey passed away on April 16 from pancreatic cancer.

Downey, of Chelsea, Alabama, had been with Hutchens Industries for almost 12 years. His dedication and commitment to his customers has been an integral part of Hutchens’ success and growth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Downey’s honor to Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 380396, Birmingham, AL 35238) or to pancreatic cancer research through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (