Launa Newsome Lowe

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Launa Newsome Lowe, 86, died June 9, 2006 at her home nearMonticello. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June11, 2006, at the Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Services willbe at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Monticello Baptist Church withburial in the Lowe Cemetery.

She was born on Oct. 13, 1919, in New Hebron to Estus ColonNewsome and Naomi Culpepper Newsome. She was a graduate of NewHebron High School and Copiah-Lincoln Community College. She was amember of Monticello Baptist Church and has been a resident of theMonticello area for 66 years. She came to Monticello to work as asecretary to the county superintendant of education, then later assecretary to the county agent. She retired in May 1985 from DepositGuaranty Bank of Monticello as branch officer after 31 years ofservice.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 53years, Walter Bernice Lowe; her son, Frank Joel Lowes; and twobrothers, Herman C. “Buck” Newsome and E.C. Newsome.

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Survivors are her three sons, Jimmy Lowe and his wife, Barbara,Philip Lowe and his wife, Linda, and Charles Lowe and his wife,Debbie; one daughter, Melinda Lowe Farthing and her husband, Nick;her daughter-in-law, Becky Lowe; two sisters, Marguerite Rutledgeand Damie Newsome Ready; one sister-in-law, Sis Lowe Witters; 11grandchildren, Melissa Bender, Sallie Stevens, Billy Lowe, RyanFarthing, Lindsey Lowe, Jacob Lowe, Erin Lowe and Charlie Lowe; sixgreat-grandchildren, Walt Lowe, Lane Lowe, Madeleine Bender, MathewBender, Samuel Stevens and Edens Richardson; and many loving niecesand nephews and great nieces and nephews.