Obituaries for March 27, 2014

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Barbara Lowman

Barbara Jean Lowman, 81, of Lenoir passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care in Hudson.

Mrs. Lowman was born in Caldwell County to the late Horace McGarr and Lillie Green McGarr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick Lowman; her daughter, Bonnie Marley; her brother; and five sisters.

She was a loving and committed mother and grandmother. Loved to play bingo and truly enjoyed Christmas. She was a homemaker and a member of College Avenue Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Barry Marley of Lenoir, and Benny Marley and wife Crystal of Bethlehem; her daughter, Beverly Newsome and husband James of Hudson; her sister, Virginia Craig of Lenoir; her grandchildren, Misty Boston of Hudson, Jimmy Newsome and wife Melissa of Lenoir, Kristi Marley of Bethlehem and Travis Marley of Granite Falls; and nine great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Monday, March 31, 2014, at 12 p.m. in Pendry’s Chapel with the Rev. Roger Beck officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Barbara Jean Lowman.

Mary Whisnant

Mary Ette Pope Whisnant, 60, of Granite Falls passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at her residence.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Ambassador Baptist Church of Hudson. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Bass-Smith Granite is serving the family of Mary Ette Pope Whisnant.