About Edmond Lowry
Birth: Jun. 29, 1873 Pembroke Robeson County North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1956 Rowland Robeson County North Carolina, USA
Edmond was the son of Rev. Calvin and Maria Sampson Lowry. He married Sally Hatcher on Jun. 24, 1903 in Robeson county, North Carolina. Their marriage produced six daughters and two sons.
Edmond's younger brother, Rev. Doctor F. Lowry, married Sally's younger sister, Jessie Mae Hatcher. Edmond was married to Ila Mae Locklear at the time of his death.
The following was taken from the Apr. 11, 1956 edition of THE ROBESONIAN:
A funeral service for Rev. Edmund Lowry, 82, route 1, Rowland and the Hopewell community, who died Thursday morning at his home, were held Sunday afternoon at three o'clock.
Death came suddenly Thursday morning, after he had been in ill health for several years. He served as a teacher for 42 years in county schools. He also had held positions in the Lumbee Holiness Methodist church: Assistant secretary to the conference, conference exhorter, presiding elder. he was a trustee of Pembroke State college and at the time of his death was a member of the Union Elementary school board.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ila Mae Locklear Lowry; and eight children by a former marriage to Miss Sadie Ellen Hatcher, six daughters, Mrs. Lacy Cummings, route 1, Rowland, Mrs. Jimmy Maynor, Mrs. Carl Lowry, and Mrs. Vardell Miller, all of Pembroke, Mrs. Wilton Oxendine, route 1, Maxton, Mrs. Lather Clay, Hollister, Calif.; two sons, Auzout Lowry, Hopewell community, and Varser C. Lowry, Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. L. H. Revels, Pembroke, Mrs. Annie Bell Spaulding, Whiteville, and Mrs. Deborah Woodell, Wilmington, Del.; three brothers, Rev. F. R. Lowry, Rev. D. F. Lowry, and B. W. Lowry, all of Pembroke; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Officiating ministers were Rev. Belton Bullard of Sanford, former pastor of Hopewell church, of which the deceased was a life-long member; a nephew, Rev. J. R. Lowry, bishop of the Lumbee Methodist conference; Rev. Venus Brooks, pastor of the Pembroke Gospel Hall; Rev. Julian Ransome, pastor of the Hopewell church.
Pallbearers were Conrad Oxendine, Hubert Oxendine, Fred Lowry, Jason B. Lowry, Woodrow Lowry, and Delton Lowry, nephews.
Special music was provided by the Pentecostal Holinesss church of Pembroke' Miss Athelia Maynor, Mrs. Hubert Oxendine, Mrs. Inez Brayboy, and Carl C. Maynor with Miss Maitland Woodell at the piano. Mrs. Andrew Ransome played processional and recessional music.
Ushers were Alfred Oxendine, Winford Lowry, members of the Union Elementary school faculty, and Theodore Lowry, all nephews. Also assiting were C. N. and E. T. Lowry.
In charge of flowers were Miss Losha Lowry and Mrs. Marvin Carter, assisted by nieces: Mmes. Burleigh Lowry, Frank Locklear, Conley Ransome, Dora Frances Emanuel, Tommie Chavis, Henry Baker, Wilton Jacobs, Julian Ransome, Beulah Corner, Raymond Clark, William Ralph Chavis, Horace Wheeler, James R. Jacobs, Prebble L. Oxendine, Simeon Godwin, Wiley Jones, Ray Revels and Marvin Lowry, and Miss Elsie Ransome.
- **NOTE: Sadie Ellen Hatcher should read Sally Helen Hatcher in his THE ROBESONIAN obituary.
- Calvin Lowry (1835 - 1892)
- Maria Sampson Lowry (1839 - 1908)
- Sally Hatcher Lowry (1886 - 1926)*
- Zenobia Lowry Cummings (1904 - 1989)*
- Velma Lowry Maynor (1907 - 1997)*
- Auzout Granford Lowry (1910 - 1978)*
- Vivian Lowry Lowry (1915 - 1993)*
- Varcer Clinton Lowry (1922 - 2010)*
- Latha Lowry Clay (1924 - 1982)*
Burial: Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery Rowland Robeson County North Carolina, USA
Rev Edmond Lowry's Timeline
June 29, 1873
Pembroke, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
June 24, 1903
Robeson, North Carolina, USA
April 5, 1956
Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA
Rowland, Robeson, North Carolina, USA