James “Buddy” Lowery


James “Buddy” Lowery

85, Columbia

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Gates Road Missionary Baptist Church for James “Buddy” Lowery, 85, of Columbia, who died on Friday, May 31 at his residence. Burial followed in Gates Road Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Everette Broome officiated at the services. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carley and Elizabeth Lowery; grandchild, Justin Lowery; four brothers, R.L. Lowery (Hilda), Shorty Lowery, Jack Lowery (Geraldine) and Earl Lowery (Nancy); two sisters, Faye Broom (Frank) and Susie Heart (Buzz); five brothers-in-law, Lemmie Earl Stringer, Jack Sanford (Ann), George Sanford, Bud Gipson and Nathan Broom, and one sister-in-law, Balzie Cavanaugh (Barney).

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Bobbie Lowery; three daughters, Rita Julstead, Monica Lowery and Sandy Sartin (Marty); two sons, Ricky Lowery and Jeff Lowery (Charlotte); two sisters, Gladys Stevens and Joyce Stringer; five grandchildren, Daphne Russell, Erica Silas (Andre), Erik Sartin (Ariel), Jessica Lowery and DaeShawn Lowery; 11 great-grandchildren, Taylor Russell, Miguel Lewis, Rayven Owens, Christon Lowery, Karlie Jefferson, Kelvin Silas, Cash Silas, Charlie Igleharte, Micah Igleharte, Kayla Igleharte and Justin Lowery Jr.; three brothers-in-law, Nathan Sanford (Joyce), Johnny Sanford (Kathryn) and C.C. Sanford (Scooter); three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Sanford, Christine Gipson and Patsy Broom, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hathornfuneralhome.com.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.

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