Edith F. Townsend


Mrs. Edith F. “Granny” Townsend, age 88 Jonesborough, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017 at her daughter’s residence.
Mrs. Townsend was born in Greene County, daughter of the late Pola and Rozella Pleasant Harmon. In addition to her parents, she was also proceeded in death by her husband, Bynum Townsend; son, Herbert Townsend; brothers Arthur Harmon, James Harmon, and Earl Harmon; stepson, Edgar Townsend, and stepdaughters, Florence Phillips and Frances Presnell.
Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker. She was a member of New Victory Baptist Church.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Nancy Watts (Jim), Jonesborough, Margaret Carmona (Andy), Unicoi, and Connie Saldana (Jesus), Unicoi; sons, Kenneth Townsend (Nora), Johnson City, David Townsend, Jonesborough, Howard “Peanut” Townsend (Sherry), Kingsport, Dennis Townsend (Elaine), Knoxville, and Larry Townsend, Jonesborough; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Mrs. Townsend will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Reverend Allen Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00 - 2:00 PM prior to the service.
Graveside services will follow at New Victory Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family will also receive friends at the residence of her daughter, Connie Saldana, 2233 Zane Whitson Drive, Erwin.
The family extends special thanks to Caris Hospice and Four Oaks Health Care for the loving care given to Mrs. Townsend.

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05-08-2017 Debra Britt, Vicky Carr, Karen Jennings, Teresa Shell
We have the fondness memories of your mother. May you find peace knowing that she loved you all unconditionally.
05-03-2017 Margaret Carmona
We will miss you dearly, now go rest.. Your work on earth is done. Love Maggie, Andy and Family
05-03-2017 connie
Mom it was hard to say goodbye to you that last night,but I knew that you're pain and suffering was gone. God seen you're pain and took it away.I told you in those last hours that I held you're hand that I would see you again someday. May you Rest in Peace I Love You and I will miss you always
05-03-2017 Connie Saldana
Mom I will remember those last hours I spent holding your hand and telling you that I would see you again someday. It was hard to see you suffer those last hours. God seen you're pain and took it away. I love you and I will miss you always. May you rest in peace.
05-03-2017 Tanya
Granny, I love you and I miss you terribly. Give daddy hugs and kisses for me. Until we meet again in Heaven... Tanya
05-02-2017 Dennis Townsend
Mom, I love you and some day I will see you again. Love you very much. Dennis
05-02-2017 Susan Hassett
Granny was a wonderful woman who touched so many lives. I feel so blessed to have been able to meet her and spend an amazing day getting to know all about her and the family she so dearly loved. She has left an indelible footprint on this earth and her legacy will live on in all her family. I hope everyone can take comfort in all the beautiful memories she has shared with you. My God bless her and the whole family.


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