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Emmett Thomas Lowery / October 09, 2017

Emmett Thomas Lowery, 80, of Chester, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at his home after a period of declining health. Born in Halifax County on Oct. 7, 1936 He was the son of the late James Evie and Annie Cole Lowery.

Emmett served in the United States Air Force from Feb. 1, 1956 until Jan. 31, 1960. After being discharged from the Air Force, Emmett spent his career in the United States Postal Service and retired as postmaster of Hopewell.

Mr. Lowery is survived by his children, Sam Lowery and wife, Deanna, Elton Lowery and wife, Cathleen and Kathy Crone; one brother, Aubrey Lowery of Virgilina; a grandson, Dustin Crone; and three step-grandchildren, Lauren Tormodsen, Kristen Kelly and Patrick Leavy; four step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his lwife, Dixie Daniel Lowery; four sisters, Virginia, Nell, Thelma and Hilda; and seven brothers, Otis, Chester, Floyd, Paige, Gus, Weldon and Lindy.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morris & Son Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

Flowers are welcome, or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Lowery.

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