First Posted: 2/5/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Junior Ray Lowe, 70, of Mount Airy, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Lowe was born in Surry County Sept. 3, 1938, to James Howard and Lucy Durham Lowe. He served our country in the United States Navy, was the owner/operator of Lowes Jewelry of Pilot Mountain and was a member of Maple Springs Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Cheryl Lowe of the home; a son, James A. Lowe of Hamptonville; grandchildren, Abigail Lowe and Matthew Lowe; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Bobby Kennington of Lancaster, S.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Sara Lowe of Mount Airy; a sister-in-law, Grace Lowe of Salisbury; and a brother-in-law, Donald Rachels of Ararat, Va. In addition to his parents, Mr. Lowe was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Rachels Lowe; and a brother, Russell Lowe. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Moody Funeral Home Chapel in Mount Airy with services conducted by the Rev. Eugene Sherrill and the Rev. Woody Flippen with burial to follow in the Holly Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Mount Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy and at other times at the home of Floyd Lowe, 134 Preston Lane, Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Maple Springs Baptist Church, c/o the Rev. Woody Flippen, 4005 Pine Ridge Road, Lowgap, NC 27024. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.