Gladys Milligan Townsley, 91, of Batesville, Ark., died April 14, 2009, at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born Sept. 19, 1917, at Calamine, Ark., to Samuel Jackson and Elizabeth Anne (Hardin) Milligan.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Batesville.
Survivors include: two sons, James O. Townsley and Jerry W. Townsley both of Batesville; two daughters, Ana Beth Crabtree and Evelyn Ross both of Cave City; one brother, Ellis Milligan of Little Rock; one sister, Lora Williford of Batesville; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Jim Townsley; step-mother, Bessie (Cooper) Milligan; four brothers, Darvella Milligan, Frank Milligan, Leon Milligan and an infant brother, Carl Milligan; two sisters, Nancy Carlan and an infant sister, Mary Milligan.
Funeral services were held April 16 at the Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Bro. Grayden Milligan and Bro. Dardanelle Townsley officiating. Burial followed in the Milligan Campground Cemetery located east of Cave City with arrangements under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Pallbearers were Samuel Crabtree, Bryan Ross, Alan Ross, David W. Townsley, Victor Townsley and Curt Townsley.
Honorary pallbearers were Jared Johnson, Phil Phillips and Jerry Bristow.