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Ettie Gladys Townsend

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Ettie Gladys Townsend, daughter of the late Ralph and Bertie Crabb Spear, was born in Puxico on Jan. 18, 1914, and died in Benton, Ark., on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at the age of 92.

Mrs. Townsend had lived in the Puxico area most of her life until moving to Benton, Ark., several years ago.

On July 24, 1934, she was married to Orville Townsend in Puxico, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1969.

Surviving are three daughters, Orvilla June Altis and Joyce Moore, both of Puxico, and Rita Mantel of Matthews; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Spear of Puxico and Harrison Spear of Poplar Bluff; and one sister, Freida Null of Matthews.

She was preceded in death by one son, Harold Spear; and one sister, Lois Townsend.

A private interment will be in the Fagan Cemetery near Puxico with Watkins & Sons funeral Home of Puxico in charge of arrangements.

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