Cornelius Townes

Cornelius Townes, Jr., passed away at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital on June, 01, 2019 at 4:46 AM. He was born on August 06, 1942 in Palmer Springs Virginia to the late Cornelius Townes and Mattie Throne Townes.

Jr. was an avid automotive mechanic who took pride in fixing anything that was broken. He was happiest when he could fix the unfixable. Jr. loved and adored his twin granddaughters Shayla and Neria Townes. According to Jr., they did no wrong. He was also a mentor to his loving granddaughter Shayla and Neria Townes.

Cornelius is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years, Betty Townes of Newnan, GA; son, Marc Cornelius Townes, of Newnan, GA; brothers, William Townes of North Carolina, Melvin Townes of North Carolina, Milton Townes of New York, Wayne Townes of Florida; granddaughters, Shayla and Neria Townes of Newnan, GA; brother in law, Patrick Patterson, of Newnan, GA; special friend, Charles Shealey of Sharpsburg, GA; life long friend of 40 years, Douglas Anderson of Ashland, Virginia; a host of extended family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on June 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Higgins Hillcrest Chapel. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 Pm at the funeral home before the service. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 706-884-7117.