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      Former Liberty University Teacher Ruth Towns Passes Away

      Ruth and Dr. Elmer Towns

      Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University is mourning the loss of former teacher Ruth Towns.

      She was the wife of Dr. Elmer Towns, a co-founder of Liberty with Jerry Falwell Senior and former dean of Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary and the School of Religion. Ruth Towns taught counseling and women's ministry classes in the School of Religion for 15 years. She died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.

      According to her obituary, a service celebrating her life will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Pate Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Liberty University Founder's Circle.

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