Born 7-3-1910 - Died 11-2-2001
William A. "Willie" Lowrey, 91, of Batesville, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001 at Batesville Nursing and Rehab. He was born July 3, 1910 at Bernie, Mo. He was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.Survivors include his wife, Vernie Lowrey, of the home; one step-son, Charles Birdno of Cordova, Tenn.; one step-daughter, Betty Hays of Batesville; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Johnny Lowrey, Fred Lowrey and Charlie Lowrey and two sisters, Lela Hicks and Ruth Beeler.Graveside services were held Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery located at Batesville with Bro. Carl Funderburk officiating, under the arrangements of Qualls Batesville Funeral Service at Batesville.Honorary pallbearers were: Walter Lewis, John Baker, Les Barham, Roy Lee Ennis, Melvin Ennis, and Elvie Johnson.