Marie Thames Townsend

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Services for Marie Thames Townsend of Brookhaven are 11 a.m.,Wednesday, April 24, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burialin Easthaven Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 5-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Townsend, 91, died April 22, 2002, at Beverly Health Care.She was born in Lincoln County on May 6, 1910, to Estes Thames andOphelia Netherland Thames.

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She had worked in the cafeteria of Baton Rouge General Hospital.She was a member of Central Baptist Church, where she was a memberof the Young at Heart.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, LeonTownsend; her sons, Marcus L. Townsend Jr. and James DonaldTownsend.

Survivors are her son, William Douglas Townsend of Brookhaven;her daughters, Van Pearl Ward of Tulsa, Okla., Joyce Ballard andLinda Rice, both of Brookhaven, Eva Evans of Clinton, and DonisAdams of Baton Rouge; her sister, Dorothy Walker of Baton Rouge;and 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and numerousgreat-great-grandchildren.