Sarah Ruth Townsend

Sarah Ruth Townsend, 91, of Lynn, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023 at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1932. Sarah loved cooking, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She also loved her church (Lynn Baptist Church).

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 12 - 2 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, where her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Brother Kim Byram will officiate. Burial will follow at Ashbank Cemetery in Nauvoo. 

Sarah is survived by her daughter, Marie Guthrie and husband Garland; grandchildren, Vicki Guthrie, Kathy Snell and Rhonda Gilliland and husband Chris; great-grandchildren, Devin Norris, Chloe Gilliland, Haylee Gilliland, Ocean Bowman, Meagan Snell, Phillip Snell and Kaleb Snell; great-great-grandchildren, Michael J’Kobi Castillo, James Preston Hogelan and Lyla Rose Snell; stepchildren, Horace Townsend, Grady Townsend, Mildred Mann and Lois Turner; brother Lloyd Ray Barnes and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chesterfee Townsend; father, William Calvin Barnes; mother, Sarah Rosa Barnes; son, Jerry Wayne Townsend; 6 sisters and 8 brothers.

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