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Alberta Townsend, 94, passed away June 25, 2019.  She is survived by her children Mary (Jesse) Higgins, Nathaniel Ross, and Ralph Tyrone Stokes; 7 grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Bennie Ward Sr. and a host of great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, other relatives and friends. The body will lie in state after 12 noon on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 29 at 1:00 pm at Highland Cemetery with Pastor Wayne Johnson officiating. Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.

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  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ John P. Franklin Funeral Home
  • Saturday, June 29, 2019
    Dear family members of Alberta Townsend, so very sorry to notice that your dear one has passed away. It's wonderful that the Bible holds out the prospect of everlasting life in a perfect world with no sickness, death, mourning outcry or pain. Revelation 21:3-5 is very comforting please share it together as a family. Sincerely TL
    ~ TL