Nellie Beryl Fleeman Townsend, 93, of Manila, widow of Lewis E. Townsend, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at her home. Born at Manila, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Ollie Burton Fleeman and was a lifelong Manila resident. She was a graduate of Manila High School and a lifelong member of Manila First United Methodist Church. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Woody M. and Nena Townsend of Manila; her brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Beverly Fleeman of Monroe, La.; three grandchildren, Tori Berry and husband, Chriss, of Jonesboro; Tod Townsend and wife, Mary, of Jonesboro; and Trey L. Townsend of Manila; and her great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Waggoner officiating. Burial will follow in Manila Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila. The family has requested any memorials be made to the Manila Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 6, Manila 72442, or First United Methodist Church, 209 N. Baltimore, Manila.
Friends may sign the online guest book by logging on to www.howardfuneralservice.com.
Active pallbearers will be Tod Townsend, Trey Townsend, Chriss Berry, Taylor Berry, Paul Hicks and Jimmy Hicks.