Elmer Townsend Jr. 85 of Jackson Ferry Rd in Winchester passed away at his residence Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was the widower of Mary Gross Townsend and was a retired farmer. He is survived by seven sons Randall, Larry, Richard, David, Jerry, Ronald and Ernest Townsend, three daughters Freda Anderson, Teresa Shoemaker and Debra Berryman, two brothers Ralph and Gerald Townsend, two sisters Nancy Burton and Ruby Moore, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Elizabeth Townsend, wife Mary Townsend, two daughters Geraldine Hall and Anna Sue Patrick. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Grayson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Hatton officiating burial followed in the Cobb Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Townsend, Gary Berryman, Bill Shoemaker, Haydon Stidham, Tim Stidham and Tyler Green. Grayson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.