Audrey Kathleen Towell, 82, of Leachville, died Saturday, March 8, 2003, at the Randolph County Medical Center in Pocahontas. Born at Magness, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Eula Mae Stafford Holmes and had been a Leachville resident for most of her life. She was the widow of Lloyd Towell and was a retired licensed practical nurse, having worked for many years at the Rodman Hospital in Leachville. She was a longtime member of the Leachville Church of Christ and was also active in the Leachville Homemakers Club and the Leachville Sr. Citizen's Nutrition Club.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Towell of Leachville and Carroll Towell of Manila; a daughter, Joan Reis of Mashall, Mo.; a brother, Dale Holmes, of Paragould; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Janie Lewis in 1989, four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Tim Bassing, Charlie Bassing, and David Lawrence officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.
Mrs. Towell's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.