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May 18, 2012

Wynema Junkins Lowry

Wynema Junkins Lowry

Wynema Junkins Lowry, 79, of Cullman, died May 16, 2012, after a brief illness.

Preceded in death by her parents, Hobart Washington Junkins and Nettie Jennings Junkins, of Vinemont, AL, she is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clifford Aubrey Lowry and two daughters: Linda Lowry Askins (Ross); Beth Lowry Hawley (Kirk). Her five grandchildren are Lillian Askins Lalo (Chris), Alice Jennings Hawley, Mary Catherine Hawley, Charles Kirkland Hawley, and Benjamin Gaines Hawley.

Born on August 15, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio, she grew up in the Vinemont community of Cullman County where she was an active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church where she was the church pianist. Mrs. Lowry graduated valedictorian from West Point High School in 1949.  After graduating from Howard College (now Samford University), she earned her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Later she taught English at Fairview High School, Cullman High School, and Sacred Heart College. In 1959, the Lowry family joined First Baptist Church Cullman where Mrs. Lowry served as an adult Sunday School teacher for many years. She was instrumental in the formation of Head Start Program in Cullman and taught preschool for two years. Long interested in history and genealogy, Mrs. Lowry was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

A devoted alumna of Samford University, she served on the Board of Trustees for 14 years, and was a member of the Trustee Executive Committee, Student Affairs Committee, and University Relations Committee. Mr. and Mrs. Lowry established the Aubrey and Wynema Lowry Endowed Scholarship at Samford University to be awarded to students from relatively smaller high schools in rural Alabama counties who demonstrate financial need, preference given to students from Cullman County.

An avid reader and gardener, Mrs. Lowry maintained an active interest in her world and especially the activities of her children and grandchildren, for whom she provided wise counsel and support to the end. A lover of animals, Mrs. Lowry was particularly passionate about their welfare and care.

Pallbearers are Steven Harry Lowry, John Langston Lowry, Christopher Michael Lalo, John David Strickland, Charles Gregory Childers, Rex E. Smith, and Eddy A. Hoenig.

Family received friends at Moss Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 18, and again at First Baptist Church, Cullman at 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial was in Ebenezer Baptist Church’s cemetery in Vinemont, next to the graves of her parents. Memorials may be made to the Cullman Area Animal Welfare Association (CAAWA, USB 106, 1612 2nd Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055), or the Aubrey and Wynema Lowry Endowed Scholarship at Samford University (Samford University, University Advancement, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229).

 

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