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Ruth Jeanette Bowman Townsend obituary
- [S27] The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com/, (Blount County, Tennessee), 26 Jun 2013.
Rhonda Townsend, age 63, of Knoxville, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013. She loved animals. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Ruth Townsend; brothers, James, Bobby and Harrison Townsend; great-grandchildren, Kobie and Kali Rudd. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Eddie Rudd; son, Tony Grant; grandchildren, Chris and Corey Rudd, Forrest and Kaylee Grant; great-grandchild, Alex Rudd; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Shirley Townsend, Lewis and Geraldine Townsend; sisters, Imogene Beavers and Johnnie Robinson; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Thursday, June 27, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Highland South Funeral Home with funeral services following at 8 p.m. with Gregory Beavers officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at noon Friday, June 28, 2013, at Highland South Memorial Park. Donations may be made to the Humane Society and/or the Breast Cancer Society.