Margaret S. Townsend, 85, died Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held 4:00 P.M. Friday in Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 3-4 p.m. Friday prior to the service.
Born in Dillon County, November 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Roy C. Sawyer and Mattie Irene Phillips Sawyer. She was a member of the Dillon First Baptist Church, was a volunteer for Hospice, and volunteer for St. Eugene Hospital Auxiliary. She was the widow of the late Alexander Dupre Townsend.
Survivors include her daughter, Alexa T. Grubb (Denis) of Dillon; son, Glenn F. Townsend (Patty) of Little River; sisters, Kate S. McCormick of Dillon and Jean S. Fowler (Duward) of Jonesville, NC; brother, Roy Sawyer Jr. (Ann) of Columbia; grandchildren, April M. Townsend of Little River, Ryan H. Schafer (Kelly) of Dillon, Ashley S. Hasty (Michael) of Myrtle Beach, and John W. Grubb (Leslie) of Dillon; 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Townsend was preceded in death by her infant children, Ronald, Candace, and Kim.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, 1203 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29501.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Caregivers and the McLeod Hospice Staff.