Eva Pearl Griffin Towns
February 11, 1924 – August 4, 2004
|Published in The Dallas New Era, Thursday, August 12, 2004|
Mrs. Eva Pearl Griffin Towns, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away at the age of 80 on August 4, 2004.
She was born on February 11, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia, daughter of the late Robert Toombs Griffin, Sr. and Jewel Aurora.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Robert Toombs Griffin, Jr. and grandsons, Spencer Dickerson and Daniel Towns.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Newbert “Tommy” Towns; a son, Jim Dickerson and wife Ginger of College Grove, TN, 3 grandchildren, Scott, Craig and Ryan and 4 great-grandchildren, Justin, Miles, Emma and Elijah; a son, Ron D. Dickerson and wife Robbie of Martin, GA, 4 grandchildren, Cass, Rhonda, Jennifer and Tina and 4 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Lindsey, Aaron, Haley; a son, David Towns and wife Bobbie Meyers of Marietta, 3 grandchildren, Benjamin, Renee and Byran and great-grandson, Raedon; a daughter, Carol Fortner and husband Barry of Marietta. Also surviving are her nephew, Lloyd Griffin and niece, Fay Wellham, both of Houston, TX.
Eva spent many years caring for children of working mothers, but it was her role as a devoted wife to Tommy, and mother to her ch8ildren as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she treasured the most. Eva’s battle with cancer never broke her spirit or her faith in God. She was always up beat to the day of her home-going. Her emphasis was continually placed on God, her family and her church at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hiram. Eva influenced countless lives and those that knew her will miss her dearly.
Services were held on Saturday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. from Bellamy Funeral Home chapel in Hiram. Pastor Quinn Evans presided over the service. Jan Buckner provided the music. Pallbearers were grandsons, Scott, Craig, Ryan and Benjamin and family friends and deacons, Bob Bishop and Jim Storey.
Eva loved her church and church family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Hiram, 1167 Angham Road, PO Box 1843, Hiram, GA 30141.