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 Author: Mike Ms. Peyton E. Townsend Posted Date: June 9, 2012
(October 31, 2007 - June 8, 2012)

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Obituary Picture     Ms. Peyton Elizabeth Townsend, age 4, of Wildcat Road, Deep Gap, ran into her Heavenly Fathers arms Friday evening, June 8, 2012 at Johnson City Medical Center. She blessed her family by entering the world on October 31, 2007 in Watauga County. She is the daughter of Randall and Sarah King Townsend. Peyton enjoyed bright colors, Barbie dolls, picking flowers, painting her nails, dressing up, playing with her sister who was also her best friend, drinking special coffee with Mam-Mam, singing and praising Jesus- whether in the car or at church.
    In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister; Lilly Grace Townsend; her maternal grandparents; Wayne and Carol King of Boone, her paternal grandparents; Homer and Geri Townsend of Boone, her aunts and uncles; David King and wife Melissa of Boone, Rebecca Woolard and husband Gary and their children; Blakely and Macyn of Boone, Gerald Townsend and wife Crystal and their children; Dustin, Drew, Silas and Seth of Banner Elk. Michelle Curd and husband Rick and their children; Ryan and Donnie of Mountain City, her paternal great-grandmother; Lillie Townsend, and a special uncle and aunt Hubert and Frankie Townsend of Boone and their children; “Aunt Paula” Townsend, Melinda and Trevor Farmer. She is also survived by an amazing support system of aunts, uncles, “aunt and uncle cousins” as well as a multitude of special friends.
    Funeral services for Peyton (“Pey-Pey”) Elizabeth Townsend will be conducted Monday evening at 6 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock. Officiating will be Rev. Rusty Guenther and Rev. Rhonda Gailes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lilly Grace Townsend Educational Fund, in care of State Employees Credit Union, 1470 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, NC 28607. Graveside services and burial will be private.
    The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock at the First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock. At other times friends may call at the residence of Wayne and Carol King, 207 Eastbrook Drive, Boone, NC.
    Online condolences may be sent to the Townsend family at
    Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Townsend family.

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