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Obituary: Mary Tucker Townsend

Mary Tucker Townsend, age 90 of Kingston Springs, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23.

She was the wife of the late James “Nehi” Townsend. Together they had three children Teresa Townsend Hargis of Kingston Springs, Debbie Kay Finch of Kingston Springs, and James "Butch" Townsend of Quepos, Costa Rica.


Mary's funeral services were held on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson with Pastor Hubert Cunnigham. Her place of rest is in the Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in Bellevue.


The Townsend family were long time residents of Kingston Springs. They were also

members of the Kingston Springs United Methodist Church.


Mary was an accomplished artist in oils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, pencil, and chalk. She could knit, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, quilt and she was an amazing seamstress making not only clothing for the girls but for their Barbie dolls as well.


She was gifted in sculpture, ceramic arts, and pottery. Ironically, she couldn’t paint a wall without making a mess!


She was not a gardener and the family would gift her with artificial plants because living plants were doomed for a quick and certain death. She once watered a poor pot of geraniums with vinegar.


Mary was a loving mother who was generous with hugs and kisses. She was dearly loved.


Survivors include her three children; four grandchildren Michelle, Jason, Wesley, and Townsend; and six great grandchildren Knox, Bella, Sophia, Ryleigh, Jaxton, and Bryson; and close family friend Pam Williams of White Bluff.

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