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Doris Ellenia (Crowe) Townley

July 13, 1916November 1, 2020

Doris Ellenia Crowe Townley, who resided in Fort Smith, passed away on November 1, 2020. She was preceded in death by her much loved husband of many years, Shannon Townley and daughter, Mary Shannon. Doris was born on July 13, 1916 in Fort Smith to Ellenia Augusta Bates Crowe and Theopholus (Opp) Waldron Crowe. She lived to be 104 years old.

Doris was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church and of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class. She participated in various church activities, including Circle Meetings. Doris was an avid duplicate bridge player, member of DAR, enjoyed golf, tennis and all the activities of her beloved grandchildren. She and Shannon could always be found at their sporting events and dance recitals.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Susan Townley Foster and Jo Lynne Townley Edwards and husband Larry of Oklahoma City. Also, six grandchildren: Faren Leigh Foster Swartzendruber and husband Dave of Denver, Colorado, Mary Shannon Foster Bailey and husband Danny of Greenwood, Brooke Alison Edwards Gebb and husband Paul of Oklahoma City, Jill Courtney Edwards Johnson and husband Carlton of Dallas, Matthew Townley Edwards and wife Sarah of Oklahoma City and David Michael Edwards and wife Breezy of Oklahoma City. She is survived by seven loving great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 6, 2020 at the Pavilion of the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Public viewing will be from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Fentress Mortuary, 1805 North A Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901.

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Nadine Long

November 7, 2020

Dear Susan,
I miss your mother and you at the table for 4 eating lunch and chatting.
Nadine Long

Charlotte White

November 6, 2020

Prayers for the family. I use to pick Doris up and take her to play bridge. Mom (Ludie Lemons) just loved your Mom. She was such a delight. They loved their bridge. She lived a good long life. I know you will miss her. I sure miss Mom.

Love to your family,
Charlotte White

Julia Farrar

November 5, 2020

Doris was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. I am glad she had a long life and now her eternal life begins. She was such a good person, she reminded me of my grandma.

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