Doris Lee Townsend

Published 2:31 pm Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Doris Lee Townsend, 82, of Landrum, passed away Sunday morning, December 30, 2012 in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC.

Born in Charleston, W.V., she was the daughter of the late William I. and Mamie Black Hennen. Mrs. Townsend retired from Lakewood Hospital in Lakewood, Ohio as an admitting secretary. Mrs. Townsend cherished her family and her work in the Baptist church in Strongsville, Ohio. She moved to Landrum in 2004 coming from West Lake, Ohio.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Dennis Townsend of the home; two sons, Greg Townsend of Gainesville, Fla. and John Townsend of Huntersville, N.C.; three daughters, Debra Mentler of Campobello, S.C., Nancy Townsend of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Holly Ouellette of Avon Lake, Ohio; one brother, Russell Hennen of Charleston, W.V.; one sister, Ruby Rose of Dowling Park, Fla. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Matthew, Jason and Corey Ouellette, Erin and Reagan Townsend, Amber Looney and Rachel Williams.

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Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC with Pastor Nathan Deatrick officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 in the M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery, Anderson, SC.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church, P.O. Box 624, Columbus, NC 28722 or to Concerned Women for America, Fifteenth Street, N.W. Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005 or

An online guest register is available at