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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Bobby Townsend

Bobby Allen Townsend

Thursday, July 26th, 1951 - Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Bobby Allen Townsend, age 68, of Granite Falls, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Hickory Falls Health and Rehabilitation. He was born July 26, 1951, son of the late Herb (Evelyn) Townsend and Ruth (Glenn Simmons) Lail Townsend. Mr. Townsend was a former supervisor in the textile industry.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by Vicky, Marty and Patsy.

Those left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 30 years, Gwendolyn Hollar Townsend of the home, a son, Jonathan L. Brewer (Nina) of Conover and a daughter, Tara T. Bard (Eric). Also surviving are 4 brothers, Larry Townsend (Audrey) of Denver, Gary Townsend of Newton, Mike (Debbie) Townsend of Connelly Springs; Jackie Townsend of Hickory: five sisters, Arlene Spann of Rhodhiss, Anita Parker (Lanny) of Hickory, Ranae Helms (Robbie) of Bethlehem, Susan Roop (Nathan) of Lenoir and Lisa Townsend of Rutherford College. Mr. Townsend is also survived by one grandchild, Kylee Elizabeth Brewer and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

With proper precaution during the Covid-19 pandemic, the family will receive friends in small numbers of ten or less at a time and will be assisted by members of the church and funeral home staff. Receiving will be Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 pm at New Vision Baptist Fellowship with the service to follow at 3:00 pm. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Reverend Ashley Crouse will officiate.

Mackie-Whisenant Funeral Home is serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    New Vision Baptist Fellowship
    4858 Grace Chapel Rd
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    New Vision Baptist Fellowship
    4858 Grace Chapel Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Ashley Crouse


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Robert Brewer

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Gwen, I'm so very sorry for your loss of Bob. I know he was a good man and he will be truly missed. As your heart breaks just know he is in heaven looking down on you and wanting you to smile for he is in no pain any longer.
Robert Brewer

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