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Ruth M. Townsend Taylor

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WALDORF, Md. - Funeral services for Ruth M. Townsend Taylor will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 2002 Greene St., Beaufort, S.C. Burial will be in the Beaufort National Cemetery under the direction of Thornton Funeral Home, P.A., Indian Head, Md. and Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals, Beaufort, S.C. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Ruth was born in Pavo, Ga. on May 8, 1919, to the now late Queen and John Townsend. On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Ruth, age 94, was called home to be with the Lord. She was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. She lived and worked in Trenton, N.J., for many years before moving to Florida, where she was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Richard O'Bannion of DeRidder, La.; one son and one daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Betty Taylor of Waldorf, Md.; one daughter-in-law, Evelyn Taylor of Trenton, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Ethel Townsend of Philadelphia, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other beloved relatives and friends.
Her husband, Bennie Taylor, two sons, Bennie, Jr. and Michael Taylor, five brothers and six sisters, and one great-grandchild, Terrell Smith, preceded Ruth in death.
Published in The Trentonian on July 3, 2013
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