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Mr. Horace Townsend

Florence – Funeral service for Mr. Horace Townsend, Sr., will be conducted 2:00 PM Monday, April 1, 2019 at Life Tabernacle, 5620 E. Palmetto St., Florence directed by Smith Funeral Home of Florence, LLC. Horace, the son of the late Evander Dixon and the late Mary Townsend, raised by Dan (Mary) Townsend was born on January 20, 1938 in Dillon, SC. He died on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Horace attended Public School, worked on the farm, and later was employed with EnWood Structures in Morrisville, NC, where he retired. Horace was a member of Turner Station AME Church in Marietta, NC, where he served in many capacities. Horace was married to the late Thomasine Campbell Townsend and to this union seven children were born. Later he married the late Amelia Lassiter Townsend. Survivors include three sons, Horace (Lisa) Townsend, Jr., Marshall Townsend, and Gregory (Veronica) Townsend, Sr.; three daughters, Lanette (Daniel) Kennedy, Cynthia Starr, and Karen (Garry) Kennedy; thirty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; three step-sons; one step-son-in-law, a host of nephews; nieces; other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends at 102 Honeysuckle Lane, Quinby, SC. Send flowers to the service of Mr. Horace Townsend

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