In Memory

Emma Louise Earl - Class Of 1948

Emma Louise Earl

Emma Louise Townsend

Nov. 22, 1929 - Dec. 6, 2018

SOUTH BEND, IN - Emma Louise Townsend, 89, of East St. Vincent St., South Bend, IN, passed away December 6, 2018 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN.

Emma was born November 22, 1929 to Charles & Fanny L. (Neely) Earl both of whom preceded her in death along with Edgar and Clar Horn, her uncle & aunt who raised her since the age of five; her husband, Earl Townsend; three brothers, Charles, Frank, and Paul Earl; and a nephew, Larry Earl.

Emma graduated from Central High School and retired from Milady Shop after serving 40 years as a receiving manager. She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for over 80 years where she served on the usher board and junior choir.

Survivors include her nephew and niece, John and Debra Alexander, who were her caretakers; her brother, Merrill Earl; two other nieces, Darlene and Wondar Earl; another nephew, Michael Alexander, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Alford's Mortuary with viewing from 11:00 a.m. to Noon at Alford's Mortuary.

Arrangements entrusted with ALFORD'S MORTUARY.

12/09/2018 JFC