Funeral services for Silas Townsend, 85, who died Saturday in a local hospital, will be held Tuesday at 2pm at the Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home by the Rev. Kermit Matthews, assisted by the Rev. Ralph Godwin. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery.
For many years, Mr. Townsend operated a Bonnie Doone Grocery Store. He was a native of Johnson County, Ga. and lived here about 35 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Novie Cochrane of Fayetteville, Mrs. Dewey Poole of Swainsboro, Ga., Mrs. Albert Lloyd of Macon, Ga., and Mrs. Frank Rogers of Kite, Ga.; three sons, Ernest Townsend of Tionesta, Pa., Benny Townsend of Macon, Ga., and Jake Townsend of Washington, DC.; and 18 grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be George Masourias, Ernest Jackson, Lonnie Cumbee, Roy Ferrell, B. F. Harrill, Andrew Folk, Joe Knox, H. L. Williams Sr., Floyd Short, and Thomas Grooms.
Silas was born 19 Nov 1879 to James A. Townsend and Georgia Ann Tyson Townsend. North Carolina death certificate #4455 His first wife was Catherine "Cass" Tyson Townsend who is buried in Sardis Church Cemetery in Emanuel County, Georgia.
Johnson-Emanuel County GaArchives Obituaries.....Townsend, Silas James February 27, 1965
The Fayetteville Observer 3-1-1965 Page 7B
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