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Wayne ‘Cotton’ Thurston Lowery Sr.

Mr. Wayne ‘Cotton’ Thurston Lowery Sr. of 4075 Lowery Road, Virgilina died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the age of 68. He was born July 5, 1944 to the late Sherman Lowery and the late Virginia Pool Lowery and was married to Dianne Sadler Lowery. Mr. Lowery was the owner/operator of Cotton’s Backhoe Service and was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and an avid supporter and coach for Halifax County Dixie Girls Softball.

In addition to his wife of 44 years, survivors include two daughters, Thurstie L. Sherman and husband Chet of Virgilina and Amber Dawn Lowery of Danville; one son, Wayne T. Lowery Jr. and Lesley of Virgilina; two brothers, James Arthur Lowery of Thomasville, N.C. and Robert Harrell Lowery of Corapeake, N.C.; five grandchildren, Peyton Brooke Lowery, Jackson Wayne Lowery, Aaron Matthew Clay, Lcpl. Chester M. Sherman (USMC) and Megan Sherman; nieces and nephews, Perry Lowery, Penny L. Green, Peggy L. Holland, Greg Lowery, Tracey L. Lee and Amy L. Everett; and his beloved dog, Bud. 

In addition to his parents, one sister Doris ‘Betty’ Grubb; and two special friends, Doug Cole and Jack Cole, also preceded Mr. Lowery in death.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at North Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Barry Crocker and Scott Welch officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

The family received friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston.