Donnie Ray (Anderson) Townsend

July 21, 1927 ~ May 18, 2018 (age 90)

Mrs. Donnie Ray Townsend, 90, former decaler for World Wide Art Studios, died May 18, 2018, in Memphis.  She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church for 75 years and served there as a youth director, Sunday School Teacher, choir member, and on various committees in the church.  The widow of Marion D. "Dick" Townsend after 60 years of marriage, she leaves a niece, Janie Cranford; great-nieces Jody Anderson and Jimmie Kaye (Alan) Knight (who cared for her); great-nephew Gary W. Cranford, Jr.; great-great-nieces Brandi (Drew) Laxton and Kaylee Atkinson; great-great nephew Cody Knight; and great-great-great-nephews Sawyer and Porter Laxton; and a host of friends and a loving church family. 

Visitation for Mrs. Townsend will be Noon-2PM Monday, May 21, with funeral services officiated by Rev. Greg Gilbreath and Rev. Cliff Marion at 2PM, all at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Covington Memorial Gardens.

The family asks that any memorials be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital of LeBonheur Childrens Hospital.

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