CERRO GORDO — Albert Franklin Lowery, 63, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. He was the son of the late Winfred Cox and Jennifer Lee Lowery. He was preceded in death by six siblings, James Wilson Wise, Charles Cox, Bobby Cox, Versie Jacobs, Angie Lee Barnhill, and Preston Jacobs.
Final rites were held Sunday, May 4 at Avant’s Chapel Church with Rev. Mack Watts officiating. Interment was in Myrtle Green Cemetery, Tabor City. Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn handled the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Earnestina Jacobs Lowery of the home; seven daughters, Jennifer Martin of York, S.C., Elizabeth Lowery of Elizabethtown, Angie Cindy Kay Hunt of Pembroke, Belinda Mauney of Rowland, Tina Louise Smith and Wendy Jovan Williams, both of Cerro Gordo, Ellen Katherine Lawson of Cliffside; six sons, James Franklin Lowery of Lumberton, Gregory Locklear and Walter Edmund Berry, both of Cerro Gordo, Earl Oxendine Jr. of Evergreen, Kenny Oxendine of Whiteville, Jonathan Berry of Red Springs; eight sisters, Pearline Carter of Bolton, Mary Caulder of Evergreen, Bernice Faye Quick of Rowland, Carleen Locklear, Dale Ann Miller and Margaret Cox, all of Laurinburg, Kathy McClean of Jacksonville, Flona Dunn of Laurel Hill; 35 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.