CHARLESTON - Cleaster McCauley "Red" Townsend, 64, died unexpectedly Jan. 25, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 9, 1937, in Matthews, daughter of the late Cornelous and Gladys Rhodes McCauley, she attended public schools in Matthews and Texas Bend and was a member of the Church of Christ in Charleston.
On June 24, 1960, she married Cubie Lee Townsend who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Steve Townsend of Atlanta, Ga., and Cubie Lee Townsend Jr. of Goldsboro, N.C.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Vicky Ward of Grafenwoehr, Germany, Audrey and Tyrone Franklin of Cape Girardeau and Pamela Lynn Townsend of Charleston; four brothers, Aaron Worthey, Billy Worthey, Johnny Worthey and Larry Worthey of Jackson, Mich.; five sisters, Shirley Worthey, Helen Cotton, Marilyn Staffney and Linda Worthey of Jackson, Miss., and Mary Scott of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sparks Funeral Home in Charleston.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Charleston with Daniel E. Bell officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.