Lula Townsend

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Lula Townsend, age 79, of Cumming passed away Saturday Feb. 4, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.
Born March 4, 1937, to the late Robert and Bessie Hubbard, she was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Lula was a homemaker and was very devoted to her family. She enjoyed gardening, NASCAR and all types of racing. She was a lifelong resident of Cross Roads Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Townsend; sisters, Lillie Mae Daniel, Annie Maude Holbrook; and brothers, L. B. Hubbard, Eldon Hubbard, and Junior Hubbard.
Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Tommy Townsend of Cumming; children, Lisa and Danny Duff of Dawsonville, Joel and Melanie Townsend of Cumming; grandchildren, Dana and Brendan Murphy, Darren and Kim Duff; great-grandchildren, Amy Duff, Terence Murphy, Connor Murphy; sister and brother-in-law, Willise and Jim Bennett of Cumming; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Cross Roads Baptist Church. The Revs. Gary English and Rodney Pilcher officiated. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 9 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.
Bearden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Feb. 7 to Feb. 9, 2017