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Mr. Ernest "Michael" Townsend, 66, of Dalton, departed this life Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Hospice of Chattanooga.
Michael was born April 5, 1951, in Lafayette. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Townsend, and mother and stepfather, Bertha and Ernest Long. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Danyell and Charlie Boyd of Dalton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Eddie Guinn of Cleveland, Tenn., Dianne and Tom Ballew of Ellijay, and Nelda and Jimmy Hatfield of Dalton; grandchildren, Heather and Charlesey Boyd; great-grandchild, Letty Callahan; nieces and nephews.
Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Ernest "Michael" Townsend will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Marty Greene officiating. Interment will follow in Ponders Colonial Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 9 p.m. today.
Arrangements by locally owned and operated Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.
Published on May 23, 2017
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