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Mary Marie Townsend, 82

Mary Marie Townsend, age 82, of Searcy passed away on September 6, 2017. She was born on November 3, 1934 in Viola, Arkansas to Oscar and Edith Swaffar.

She is preceded in death by her first husband James Howard; second husband Duel Townsend; son James Neal Howard and a brother Rudolph Swaffar.

She is survived by two daughters Pat (Steve) Dunlap of Russellville and Charlotte Glasspoole of Searcy; one son Robert Howard of Lugoff, South Carolina; four granddaughters Stacie Bartow, Amber Pennington, Shelly Teague and Brittney Dunlap; seven great-grandchildren Madison, Tristan Abby, Aaron, Ava, Owen and Barrett;   a sister Ruby Copeland of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; five brothers Truman Swaffar of Russellville, Arkansas, Robert Swaffar and William Swaffar both of Morrilton, Arlin Swaffar of Pangburn, Arkansas and Jimmy Swaffar of Russellville.

Memorial services will be held at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses is Searcy on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3:00 P.M.

Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.




  • Cindy Dycus Posted September 8, 2017 3:48 PM

    Continued love and prayers for the family

  • Connie Scheible Posted September 8, 2017 7:05 PM

    Patricia and family, My heart hurts for you in the loss of your mom.

  • Sandy Swaffar Posted September 10, 2017 1:34 PM

    Aunt Mary’s Love, Smile, & Laughter will always be my memories. My love and condolence to all the family.

  • Rocky & Leane Reed Posted September 18, 2017 5:53 PM

    Our sincerest condolences for your family at this time. Mary was a wonderful loving friend. She will be very missed.

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