Janet Harris Towle Hathaway

January 13, 1933March 23, 2014

Janet Harris Towle Hathaway died on Sunday March 23 at the age of 81. She was the daughter of the late Leon Spence Harris and Alice Thomas Harris. She was born in Raleigh on January 13, 1933.

Janet attended Ravenscroft on Tucker St. and graduated from St. Mary's and UNC Chapel Hill where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. Janet was a flight attendant with Capital United airlines. She did publicity work when the airline introduced a new aircraft, the Vicount.

Janet was predeceased by husbands Melville Woodman Towle and Dr. Albert Earl Hathaway. She is survived by a son, Melville "Woody" Towle of Raleigh, daughter Elizabeth "Beth" Love and husband Steve and grandchildren Christian and Ashton of Rocky Mount, daughter Anne Towle Neville and husband Davidson and grandchildren Wesleigh and Vance of Smithfield, and one brother, Leon S. Harris.

A final farewell to her old Raleigh and UNC friends, Mary Ann, Anne H., Sally, Laura, and especially Jo Heiss, who exemplified the values of true friendship until Janet's passing.

Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Friday, March 28th at 11:00 am.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations made to Hospice of Wake County.

Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Saint Mary's St. Raleigh.


  • Graveside Friday, March 28, 2014

Janet Harris Towle Hathaway

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June Ann Ward

March 27, 2014

Dear Beth, I just saw this today and I was just oh so sad. I will be thinking of you and praying for all of you. I know your heart is broken. Much love to you all.

Jim Kehoe

March 25, 2014

Beth, Steve & Family, your loss is deeply felt. Our prayers are with you. Matthew 11:28. Jim Kehoe

Bob and Kim Bletsas

March 25, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

March 25, 2014

Beth, Steve, and family, You are much in our prayers and thoughts during this time. God is good......
Jeanie Barnes