Katherine Mathis Townes

January 7, 1948January 29, 2019

Katherine Mathis Townes, age 71, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at her home.

Kathy was born on January 7, 1948, at McCall Hospital. She married Jeff Mathis Jr. on September 13, 1965, and they had two daughters, Andrea Mathis and Dorothy Miller, of Rome, and four sons, Jeff Mathis III, of Memphis, Tenn., Richard A. Mathis, Anthony D. Mathis, and Robert D. Mathis, all of Rome. Ms. Townes also has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She received her MOA certification from Coosa Valley Tech School. Kathy worked at Integrated Mills for almost twenty years. She also worked at Riverwood Retirement Center and Wal-Mart pharmacy. She was an active member of New Canaan Baptist Church and served as church clerk for several years. She loved to shop, cook, go to church, and attend events her grandchildren were participating in.

She met Allen Townes at church in the fall of 1993 and they were married on June 21, 1994. They had twenty-four years of marriage.

She will be much missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband and by her parents, Claude Anderson Holcomb and Dorothy Griffin Holcomb, a son, Anthony Devon Mathis, and a stepson, Timothy A. Townes.

Services will be conducted for Ms. Townes Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church with Pastors Corey Wright and Ricky Studdard officiating. Interment will follow at Morning View Cemetery.

Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


  • Allen Townes, Husband
  • Jeff C. Mathis, III, Son
  • Allana Mathis, Daughter-in-law
  • Richard A. Mathis, Son
  • Tina Mathis, Daughter-in-law
  • Jacob Robertson, Grandson
  • Robert Daniel Mathis, Son
  • Samantha Mathis, Daughter-in-law
  • Gypsie Mathis, Granddaughter
  • Izzadora Mathis, Granddaughter
  • Andrea Lee Mathis, Daughter
  • Crystal Drought, Granddaughter
  • Cason Self, Great-Grandson
  • Haley Henderson, Granddaughter
  • Jaxon Henderson, Great-Grandson
  • Rosalee Henderson, Great-Granddaughter
  • Dorothy K. Miller, Daughter
  • Drake Miller, Grandson
  • Waylon Miller, Grandson
  • "June Bug" Miller, Granddaughter
  • Laurie Edwards, Sister
  • Alexander Cain Mathis, Grandson
  • Jeff Copeland Mathis, Sr., Husband
  • Anthony Devon Mathis, Son
  • Timothy Andrew Allen Townes, Step-son
  • Claude Anderson Holcomb, Father
  • Dorothy Holcomb, Mother
  • Stephen Anderson Holcomb, Brother
  • Richard Douglas Holcomb, Sr., Brother


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 31, 2019

Katherine Mathis Townes

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Stev n Amy Helms

January 30, 2019

We loved Ms Kathy!! We went to church with her & Alan. She was always an encouragement to us while we were going thru some trying times . She always had a smile & a hug to give us. She will always have a special place in our hearts. She’ll always have a place in our Sunday School Class in our hearts and minds. She will forever be missed.

The Helms Family

Monica Vaughan

January 30, 2019

Dorothy: I just want to express our deepest condolences and send our most sincere prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.


Robert Vaughan and family.
Monica, Kaleb and Corbin.

Shelia Painter

January 30, 2019

A beautiful lady inside and out. A cherished friend. I will miss your sweet smile and loving spirit. Go rest high until we meet again.

Andrea Mathis

January 30, 2019