Mt. Vernon Register-News

Obituaries

January 21, 2013

Harold Lowery

MT. VERNON — — Harold Franklin Lowery, 96, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Harold was born Sept. 18, 1916, in rural Bluford, a son of Percy Franklin and Bertha Mae (Terrell) Lowery. Harold first married Ella Mae (Cox) on June 13, 1940, in Dix, and she preceded him in death on May 3, 1989. He later married Emeral (Foster) Page on Nov. 11, 1989, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2004.

Mr. Lowery served his country in the United States Army during WWII where he served as a medic in the European Theater. Harold owned and operated the Prince and Lowery Grocery and Millers Market, both in Mt. Vernon. He later owned several restaurants in Mt. Vernon including Howard's, Tasty-Freeze, Reaban's, Rusty's, The Burger Barn, Hickory Grill and The Fourth Hour. Harold later worked as a real estate developer until retirement. He was a member of the Logan Street Baptist Church, AMVETS Post 4 and American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Lowery was a resident at Green Tree Assisted Living Center. Harold was most of all a loving father and grandfather.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Blackward Grothoff; son, Terry M. “Smokey” Lowery and wife Kathy; granddaughter, Vanessa Shaw; grandson, Adam Blackward; twin great-grandchildren, Tori Lynne and Tanner Michael Shaw all of Mt. Vernon; step-children, K. Gordon Page and wife Patty of Dahlgren and Barbara and husband Richard Brake of Marion; seven step-grandchildren; and also one nephew and three nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ella Mae Lowery; second wife, Emeral Lowery; sons-in-law, Jerry Blackward and Larry Grothoff; sister, Neloise Foreman; and an infant sister, Gladys Marie Lowery.

Funeral services for Harold Lowery will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Pastor David Schlag officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where you may call 246-0100 for more information or visit at www.newellfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 4-19 obit twanna snow Twanna Snow Twanna Danielle Snow, age 21, of Hillsboro and a former resident of Bonnie, passed away 2:07 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro. Twanna was born in Mt. Vernon on July 13, 1992, the daughter of Steven and Twila (Dees)

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 obit wylodine miller Wylodine Miller Wylodine Miller, 74, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 11:49 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home in Mt. Vernon. She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Crenshaw, Miss., the daughter of Ernest Pasley and Pankie (Watts). She married Robert Lee Miller on April

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 obit raphael gidley Raphael Gidley Raphael James "Ray" Gidley, 90, formerly of Bonne Terre, Mo., passed away April 17, 2014, at Green Tree Assisted Living in Mount Vernon. He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Bonne Terre, Mo. Ray attended St. Joseph Parochial School and Bonne Terre High Schoo

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Rawls George "Bo" Rawls, 73, a resident of R#1 Wayne City, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Funeral arrangements for George "Bo" Rawls are pending at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne C

    April 19, 2014

  • 4-18 obit cecil daniels Cecil Daniels Cecil H. Daniels, 88, of Mt. Vernon, died 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born Sunday, March 7, 1926, in Jefferson County, the son of William and Anna (Townes) Daniels. He married Tincie Luci

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17 obit ethel rose Ethel Rose Ethel Lois Rose, 88, of McLeansboro, died 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Heritage Woods in McLeansboro. She was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Hamilton County, the daughter of Victor Earl and Ruby (Sneed) Wisley. She married Thomas Benny Rose on Jul

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 obit robert morris Robert Morris Robert Morris, 88 years and nine days, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:34 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. He was born April 3, 1926, in Charlestown, Ind., a son of Robert S. and Ruth (Montgomery) Morris. He was the b

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 obit merret sanders Merret Sanders Merret B. Sanders, 90, of Catlin, passed away on April 13, 2014, at Presence Covenant in Urbana. He was born on June 25, 1923, in Keenes, to Ray and Zelma Sanders. He married Frances R. Logan on June 12, 1949, in rural Louisville. She preceded him in

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 obit willard johnson Willard Johnson Willard Dale "Bill" Johnson, age 85, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Bill was born July 28, 1928, in Peoria, the son of Harry H. and Nellie Mae (McCallister) Johnson. He

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 obit deloris knight Deloris A. Knight Deloris Ann (Thomas) Knight of Ina passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 14, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a factury worker who retired from Hevi-Duty Electric in Mt. Vernon. She was born on July

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks