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Appalachian Funeral Services
Saturday August 28th, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel
Saturday August 28th, 2021
2:00pm - 2:30pm

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James Edward Townsend III

James Edward Townsend III, age 52, of Sylva passed Monday, August 23, 2021. Mr. Townsend was born November 06, 1968 in Clearwater Florida. He is the son of the late James and Christine Townsend. He was married to his wife Nina for 27 years. James grew up in Florida where after High School he joined the Navy, James continued his military service in the Army Reserves eventually settling in Kokomo, Indiana for many years. James and Nina relocated to Sylva an August 2016.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday August 28, 2021 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Dennis Burrell officiating. The family will be receiving friends from 1:00 until 2:00 pm prior to the Service at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. 

Friends and family are welcome to gather following the service at the Sylva Moose Lodge to celebrate the life of James Townsend. Food available, covered dishes welcome  (cash drinks)

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Uncle James always came in to my work looking for me so full of life so proud of his 2 jobs working w Brewski they were brothers Im Sure from different mothers and working at the casino and the waop coming up he was pumped he loved life being around people always had a hug a smile and some kind of something to mess w me and Sampson with he loved that baby Of Brewskis he couldnt have been as proud if he was his own child he would tell Brewski go get ur phone and show em what Lil Brewski was doin walking army crawling w a nerf gun he got in the jump house for the bday w the kids RIP Uncle James you will be missed by many thank you for your service and friendship love u and miss u god bless Karen Day Cashiers Color Center

Karen Day Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

I met james a work at work we worked in tge same department he would tell store about his tome in the Navy you could see his face light up wen he talked about it . the 2 years i got to know him he always had a kind word to say and a smile on his face. Thank you sir for your service and GOD BLESS YOYR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF NEED .

Christopher Wilson Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

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