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Ellen Mildred Tawney


May 14, 2018

Ellen Mildred Tawney

Ellen Mildred Tawney passed away May 9, 2018, at the age of 100.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John A. Towle and Bertha (Trauger) Towle. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Tawney, and her brother, Lester Towle.

She graduated from Huron Road Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and Brevard College in 1973. She moved to Brevard in 1964 with her husband and family when Harrison joined the faculty at Brevard College.

She was a long-time member of Christ Covenant Church of Brevard.

She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Judy), Terry (Laura), and Ted; six grandchildren, Tavia (Michael), Elena, Michael, Adam, Letha (Brian), Benjamin (Catherine); and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at Christ Covenant Church. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 p.m.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Ted Tawney Trust Fund, c/o Hansen & Associates, 9 S. Caldwell St., Brevard, NC 28712.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is caring for the family.


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