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December 2, 2013

Bessie M. Towns, 75; Jeffersonville

Funeral services for Bessie M. Towns, 75, Jeffersonville, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with burial in Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville. She died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital. 

She was a native of Grenada, Miss., and a former employee of M. Fine Shirt Factory and Meco Container.

Survivors include sisters, Anna R. Offutt, Jeffersonville, and Josie Lofton, Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Chester Towns Jr., Philippines, Prentice D. Towns, Jeffersonville, Joseph E. Towns, Jeffersonville, and Ernest L. Towns, Elizabethtown, Ky.; caring cousin, Margaret L. Whitaker; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sons, John E. Clark Jr. and Curtis D. Clark; parents, Chester and Josie Towns; brother, Doyle Towns. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

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