Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Holloway Townsend, age 91, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at the chapel of Golden Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Hankins and the Rev. Lloyd Townsend officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Golden Funeral Home.
Mrs. Townsend, a homemaker and resident of Bastrop, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mrs. Townsend enjoyed spending time with her family, working in the yard and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Townsend; mother, Nova Holloway; father, Robert Lee Holloway; sister, Helen Holloway Alexandra and a favorite nephew, Jimmy Ball.
Mrs. Townsend is survived by her daughter, Joyce Townsend Goyne and husband Douglas of Bastrop; son, John Charles Townsend and wife Jean of Bastrop; five grandchildren, Daron Goyne and wife Michelle of Bastrop, Alicia Harrell and husband David of Bastrop, Borden Townsend and wife Renee of Bastrop, Joe Townsend of Bastrop and Sherrie Lemons of Goodwill; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb Harrell and wife Kelsea of Bastrop, Chelsee Goyne of Bastrop, Alexis Townsend of Bastrop, Bryar Goyne of Bastrop, Zachary Harrell of Bastrop, Aaron Townsend of Bastrop, Chastyn Townsend of Bastrop and Michael Lemons of Goodwill; two great-great-grandchildren, Spencer Harrell of Bastrop and Addison Harrell of Bastrop and numerous nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Daron Goyne, Borden Townsend, David Harrell, Elva Greer, Roy Graham and Bobby Williams. Honorary pallbearers are her great-grandchildren: Caleb Harrell, Chelsee Goyne, Alexis Townsend, Bryar Goyne, Zachary Harrell and Aaron Townsend.