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John Towell

John Edward Towell

Thursday, December 14th, 1939 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. John E. Towell, age 79 of South Hill and formerly Bracey, died peacefully on Sunday, April 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Rose C. Towell of the home; two sons, Mark Towell (Beth Ann) of Henrico and J. T. Towell (Gretchen) of Sandston; two daughters, Debbie Gaustad (David) of San Diego and Jennifer Guzi (Matt) of Charlotte; and three step-children, Chris Murphy (Crystal) of Lawrenceville, Stacey King (Brian) of South Hill, and Sheri House of South Hill and were blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Towell was preceded in death by his parents, John R and Virginia Via Towell and his brother, Richard L. Towell.

John was the founder of National Church Purchasing Group and a founding member of the Family Foundation. He attended University of Virginia and was a veteran of the United States Army. John and his wife, Rose enjoyed retirement by traveling and spending time with family, while making treasured memories for those left behind.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 3pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church, 255 Union Mill Road, LaCrosse VA 23950. The family will receive friends from 2pm until the time of service. Memorial considerations may be made in his memory to New Hope Baptist Church, P. O. Box 128, South Hill, VA 23970. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the Towell family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    New Hope Baptist Church
    Address
    Rt. 138
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, April 14th, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    New Hope Baptist Church
    Address
    Rt. 138
    SOUTH HILL, VA 23970
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Dan Jarrell

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Barbara H. Hudson

Posted at 06:10pm
WE SEND OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY IN YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD BE WITH EACH MEMBER OF HIS FAMILY IN THE MONTHS AHEAD WITHOUT HIM.
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Kimberly Clark Moore

Posted at 10:05pm
We are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Kindly, Atlantic Medical of South Hill, Va.
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Hillary

Posted at 07:31pm
We are so saddened by the loss of John Towell. We will miss him greatly. He was such a devoted Christian he was a role model to all of us. Here he is with my little one Colette. ❤️
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