Mrs. Julia Lowery Townsend Bullard,84, of 3083 Mt. Zion Church Road, Red Springs, NC and most recently a resident of Highland Acres formally known as Linkhaw Nursing Home was born September 28, 1927 in Robeson County. After an extended illness, she made her journey to her heavenly home on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. She was a devoted member of New Hope Community Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, the late Mr. Clarence and Mrs. Okla Hugins Lowery, her brother: Mr. Parnell Lowery, her sister: Mrs. Daisy Chavis, a daughter: Ms. Mildred Townsend and a son: Mr. Bobby Townsend.
The funeral will be conducted 3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 29, 2012, at Bethel Hill Baptist Church with the Revs: Dr. Kenneth Locklear and Jimmy Hammonds officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Hill Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Bullard is survived by five sons: Mr. Larry M. Townsend, Mr. Garry L. Townsend both of Pembroke, Mr. A. Dale Townsend of House Springs, MO, Mr. Keith D. Townsend of Red Springs and Mr. Leslie C. Bullard of Ocla, FL; two daughters: Ms. Karen T. Dial of Pembroke and Ms. Jeannie B. Locklear of West End, NC; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren and a multitude of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.