Townsend passes away at age 93
Funeral services for Thelma Townsend, age 93 of Salado were held April 2 at the First Baptist Church in Salado with the Rev. Billy Johnson and Rev. Brian Dunks officiating. Burial followed at the Salado Cemetery.
Townsend died March 30, at a Bartlett nursing home.
Townsend was born October 25. 1907 in Bell County to Walter and Annie (Izard) Holt. She married William Leslie Townsend December 23, 1926. Townsend was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salado where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Joleen Townsend.
Survivors include two sons. Weldon Townsend and wife Shirley of Round Rock and Bruce Townsend and wife Ellen of Pensacola, Florida; one daughter, Virginia Guess and husband James of Salado; one brother, Walter “Pete” Holt of Rockport; two sisters, Wilma Saage and Dorothy Lorenz both of Bartlett; 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church in Salado.
Dossman Funeral Home of Baton was in charge of the arrangements.