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Betty Ann Towns

Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Rest Haven Cemetery


Betty  Ann Towns, 73, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Doey's House.

Born Sunday, March 18, 1945 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Aden Carpenter and the late Alice (Harper) Carpenter.

Betty was formerly employed at Maryland Ribbon and also with the Washington County Board of Education as a Crossing Guard. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church,  Amvets Post 10, where she was involved with the honor guard, Funkstown American Legion Post 211, and also called bingo for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband of 21 years James Kirby Towns; son-in-law, Mark A. Smith of Hagerstown, MD; four grandchildren, Mark Smith, Jr., Jason Smith, Jordan Doyle and Scott Doyle, Jr.all of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Sarah Mason and Julia Brown both of Hagerstown, MD; three brothers, Alvin Carpenter of Falling Waters, WV, Stanley Carpenter of Hagerstown, MD and Bill Carpenter of Jacksonville, FL; numerous great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Sue Smith, son, Scott Allen Doyle, sister, Evelyn Stone, brother, Elwood Carpenter.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 11:00 am, at Rest Haven Cemetery, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. James E. Moore officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Online condolences may be expressed at

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Jim I'm so so sorry to hear of Betty"s passing I know how much you love her. May she rest in peace without any pain. I"m also sorry I couldn't be there for you tonight I"he been sick. Love ya Cindy Breeden,

Cindy Breeden
Hagerstown, Maryland

Our sincere condolences to the family. My Mother in law has babysat for my daughter since she was a baby. Em loves schools and buses. At a very young age, my mother in law would take her to the school and theend of their driveway to see all the kids and buses pass by. My mother in law and my daughter got to meet Miss Betty and see her every morning. My daughter became very fond of her. Miss Betty was always so very nice and even would come visit my dauther at my Mother in laws house on non school days, call her or even send cards. She was a very wonderful person and she will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing that she touched so many lives and her memory will live on in all of our hearts.

Kim K.
Hagerstown , MD

Our sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in knowing that God collects our tears and is close to the brokenhearted ready to comfort us in our moment of need - Psalm 56:8

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