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St. James Catholic Church
Monday January 22nd, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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JoNell` Townsend

Jo Nell Townsend, 89, of Rose Bud passed away Wednesday, January 17th at Southridge Nursing Home in Heber Springs. She was born May 5, 1928 in Romance, Arkansas to the late William and Lucille (Rogers) McKay.

Jo Nell was a hairdresser for 45 years. She loved to garden and even enjoyed putting up all the garden produce whether it was freezing it or canning it. She enjoyed being outdoors raising flowers, keeping her yard up and taking her daily walk. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons, Danny Townsend (Debbie) of Rose Bud, and Gary Townsend (Marilyn) of Rose Bud; one daughter, Diane Apple (Larry) of Batesville; one brother, Dewayne McKay of Hayti, Missouri; one sister, Billy Jean McCann of Datto, Arkansas; five grandsons, Chad Townsend, Thad Townsend, Dustin Townsend, Brad Apple, and Brandon Apple; and seven great grandchildren.


Visitation will be Monday, January 22nd from 6:00-8:00pm at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 23rd at 1:00pm in the Searcy McEuen Chapel with burial following at Romance Cemetery.

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I got to know Jo Nell as a teenager and grew to love and respect her. Our paths crossed again when my family and I moved back to Rose Bud and she cut our hair. She taught me many things, brightened my day and left me a better person. She was an amazing lady! Everyone who knew her was blessed by who she was and the love she shared.
My heart goes out to her family. May the Lord bless and keep you.

Denna Sherwood Slade Jan 25 2018 12:00 AM

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Alicia Acock Jan 22 2018 12:00 AM

Such a sweet lady, who will be sorely missed. She cut my hair for years and it was always a blessing to be in her presence. Heaven is just a little sweeter now. God bless you all.

Jim Hawkins Jan 20 2018 12:00 AM

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