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Eva Jo Townsend, age 84, of Crossnore, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Blake and Eva Wise Vance. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Grant Townsend, Jr. who passed away in 2015 and siblings: Stokes, Luther, A.B., Ira, Buddy, Bill and Dutton Vance and Ona Buchanan, Aster Webb, Ora Lee Henderson and Betty Draughn. Eva Jo was a member of Crossnore Baptist Church. She adored children and enjoyed teaching them at the church and serving as a Den Mother with Boy Scouts of America. Her other hobbies included spending time outdoors, gardening, bird watching, camping, fishing, traveling and collecting antiques.
Surviving are her sons: David "Red" Townsend and wife, Glenda, of Plumtree and Bill Townsend and wife, Catherine, of Ronda; granddaughters: Lindsay Carver and husband, Ricky, Crystal Peavy and husband, Ben, and Lisa Ward and husband, Tracy; grandsons: David Townsend, Jr. and wife, Jenny, Neil Townsend and wife, Sarah, and John Hardison and wife, Julie; fourteen great-grandchildren and sister-in-law: Patsy Vance, Lois Vance and Jackie Holden. Several special nieces and nephews, as well as numerous cousins also survive.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 1st in the Clark Family Cemetery. Rev. Junior Carver will officiate.