Bridge City
Elaine C. Townes, 78, of Bridge City, died Aug. 27, 2009, at Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, at First Baptist Church in Bridge City, with the Rev. Bob Boone, officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m., Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur on Nov. 6, 1930, she was the daughter of Henry Campbell and Vitah (O’Neal) Campbell.  Elaine was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, and former owner of Elaine’s Floral Shop in Bridge City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill Townes; and sister, Mary Corley.

She is survived by her sons, Ted Townes of Bridge City and David Townes of Norfolk, Vir.; and four grandchildren, Tyler Townes, Chad Townes, Brad Townes and Tara Townes.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brad Townes, Tyler Townes, Ed Johansson, Neil Gondran, Alan Johansson, David Dorsey and Chris Townes.