Funeral Service for James Larry Townes, 78, is Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Brummitt McKenzie Funeral Home. Interment is at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, McKenzie. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until service time. Mr. Townes, a retired employee of Carroll County Public Utility District, died September 5, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Henry Co., TN on June 23, 1939 to James Edward “Jamie” and Agnes Iown Moore Townes. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sandra Houston Townes, a sister Linda Iown Townes and a brother Ronald Edward Townes Survivors include his son, Marty Townes of Greenfield, three sisters Shirley Carter of McKenzie, Bettye Black of Greenfield, Gail (Donald) Higdon of McKenzie, three brothers Terry (Brenda) Townes of McKenzie, Gary (Sherry) Townes of McKenzie and Billy Townes of McKenzie and two grandchildren Tessa Townes and Holly Townes (Frazier) Preston.