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Mrs. Mary Carolyn Lowery, 80

Mrs. Mary Carolyn Lowery, 80, passed away March 7 under the care of GHC Hospice after an extended illness.
Mrs. Lowery was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Patterson and lived most of her life in Jeff Davis County. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clarence Creech Sr. and Lois McCall Creech, husband, A.J. Lowery Jr. and brother, James Clarence Creech Jr. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was self-employed for many years. Mary owned Gifts Galore in Hazlehurst for several years and was also co-owner with her husband at Western Auto. When Mary wasn’t working, she enjoyed decorating, traveling, shopping, playing cards, helping others, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by daughters, Terri (Chris) Rush and Jackie Campbell (Jody Bass) all of Hazlehurst; grandchildren: Christen Campbell, Ross Rush, Ryan Rush, Allie Rush, Demi Rush, Jacie Campbell, and Samantha Bass; brothers Buck (Linda) Creech, Buddy (Gail) Creech; sister-in-law, Jean Creech; sisters Gladys (Earl) Rowland, Evelyn Gunter, Deanie Ellis, Shirley (Eddie) O’Neal; several nieces and nephews; and her caregiver, Nancy Jackson.
Graveside services were held March 9 at Hazlehurst City Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Waters, the Rev. Barry Owens, and the Rev. Joe McLeod officiating. Patrick Owens delivered the eulogy.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made to one of the following:
First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst, 30 North Tallahassee Street, Hazlehurst, Ga. 31539
Jeff Davis High School, Jeff Davis Tennis Team, 156 Collins Street, Hazlehurst, Ga. 31539
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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