Services for Mr. Paul M. Townsend were held Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

The Rev. John Stephens officiated. Interment was in Doty Springs Cemetery in Attala County. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Townsend, 80, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Choctaw Residential Center.

He lived in the Arlington Community most of his life. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and was retired from U.S. Electrical Motors as an inspector. Mr. Townsend was a member of Sandhill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Townsend and Lillie Divine Townsend; wife, Sue Black Townsend; sisters, Eddie Mae Fortenberry, and Shirley Burkeen; and brother, Grady Townsend.

Survivors include daughter, Stephanie Townsend of Sebstopol; son, Kim Townsend of Carthage; brother, Marvin Townsend of Philadelphia; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Terry Townsend, Mike Nance, Ricky Goldman, David Thames, Guy Coghlan and J.P. Watson.