Thurman Lowe


COLUMBUS – Thurman Marion “Ish” Lowe age 83 died Monday, June 3, 2013 at his residence in Columbus.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ed Knox officiating and burial with U.S. Air Force honors to follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Mr. Lowe was born on Thursday, March 6, 1930 in Chickasaw County to the late Thurman and Gladys Fleming Lowe. He attended Antioch Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Air Force, after his 22-year military career, he worked and retired from Ceco Manufacturing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman and Gladys Fleming Lowe; sisters, Monette Lowe and Margaret Waldrop, Dorothy Price and Jeanie Nathey; brothers, James Davis Lowe; grandson, Thurman Marion “Rion” Lowe, III; and son-in-law, Bobby Waters.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Winters Lowe, Columbus; his children, Thurman Marion “Buddy” Lowe, Jr. (Cindy), of Kenner, La., Marie Lowe Callahan (Frank), of Starkville, Vickie Ann Lowe Waters, of Macclenny, Fla., Julie Lowe McPherson Delk (Allen), of Columbus, Amie Lowe Denton (Milton), of Niceville, Fla. and Jeffery Winters Lowe (Melinda), of Columbus; a sister, Sharon Gilder, of Vardaman; a brother, Franklin Lowe (Sara), of Thorn; grandchildren, Kyle Lowe, of Kenner, Shane Lowe, of Kenner, SSgt. Robert McPherson (Anna), of Chicopee, Mass., John Waters, of Ocean Springs, Cassie Waters, of Macclenny, Joshua Denton, of Niceville, Katelyn Lowe, of Columbus and Taylor Lowe, of Columbus; and a great-grandchild, Gracelynn Lowe, of Kenner.

The Pallbearers will be Robert McPherson, Kyle Lowe, Shane Lowe, John Waters, Justin Waters and Wes Lowe.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 1380 Livingston Lane Jackson MS 39213, American Lung Association P.O. Box 2178 Ridgeland MS 39158, Veterans of Foreign Wars 406 West 34th Street Kansas City MO 64111, American Heart Association P.O. Box 16808 Jackson MS 39236, or the donor’s charity of choice.

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