Originally created 11/09/99

Mr. Edward Towne



BARNWELL, S.C. -- Mr. Edward William Towne, 80, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, in Williston.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hagood Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Catoe officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Martin.

Mr. Towne, a native of Dunbarton, had retired as a clerk with E.I. DuPont at Savannah River Site and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Hagood Avenue Baptist Church.

The family said, "He was married to the late Jewell (Judy) Hiers Towne and predeceased by a son, Edward W. Towne."

Survivors include a son, Richard Towne, Barnwell; a daughter, Cynthia T. Bell, Blackville; four sisters, Frances Handberry and Lucille McDonald, both of Martin, and Margie Duncan and Essie Baxter, both of Columbia; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Mountain Baptist Church, c/o Lucille McDonald, Route 1, P.O. Box 108, Martin, SC 29836.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Mole Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Nov. 9, 1999