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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James Townsend

   James M. Townsend, 71, of Gladwin, died Thursday, March 6, at his home after a long illness. Born in Tipton, Ind. July 22, 1914, he moved to Gladwin County in 1977 from Farmington. Mr. Townsend was employed in supervision for General Motors. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Allen Park F& AM Lodge 580. Mr. Townsend was married to the former Bertella Jeffrey.

   Besides his wife, he is survived by a step-son, Dan Whittere of Livonia; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Joyce) Bishop of Riverview; 5 sisters; one brother; and 6 step grandchildren. Rites were held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Sisson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Carter Miller officiated and burial was in the Grout Township Cemetery. A Masonic service was held Sunday by the Gladwin F&AM Lodge 397.

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Grout Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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