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Harrell A. Lowe

  • Birth 2 Jul 1921
  • Death 4 Sep 2005
  • Burial Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 21409480

Harrell Lowe was born to James Marshall and Lillie Ramelle (Nowell) Lowe on July 2, 1921 in Cleveland, MS. He attended Darling High School where he was Senior Class President, Most Popular and Best All Around Boy. His boxing ability also won him the Best Athlete Award. He was 3-time State Boxing Champion.
Lura Lurlene Lowe (Shearer) was his older sister. They had a half-brother, Lyndon Lowe. Lurlene and Harrell's mother died in childbirth when Harrell was 3 years old.
Harrell and Claudie C Tedford married on March 9, 1942. They had five children: William Alwyn (1943); Carol Ann (1947); Cora Lynn (1950); Walter David (1954) and Joel Tedford (1955). They also had eight grandchildren: Teresa; Angela; Gwen; Jon; Michael; Ethan; Emily and Joseph. Their great-grandchildren are Abby; Zach; Nick; Mary-Autumn and Tommy.
Harrell was always in the printing and newspaper business and worked for various newspapers including The Tate County Democrat in Senatobia, MS and The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN.
He also wrote a lot of poetry and had a newspaper column called "Just Thinking-" which featured his poems about various aspects of life.
Another pasttime he enjoyed was organic gardening, and he produced wonderful vegetables for the family. He also loved and grew daylilies.
Harrell and his wife, Claudie, were very kind and generous people who always stood ready to help others. No matter how little they had, they gave willingly and generously to others and to their church, Holcomb United Methodist Church.
On September 4, 2005, Harrell passed away following pneumonia and a ruptured appendix. Family and friends remember him with love and miss him very much.

Bio by Lynn Anderson


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