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Mr. George Milford “Hoss” Lowery

     Mr. George Milford “Hoss” Lowery, 96, of Hwy 74 West, Lumberton was born July 11, 1920 to the late Mr. Luther and Mrs. Ella Lowery and departed this life Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years: Mrs. Ester Locklear Lowery; three sons: Mr. Archie Lowery, Mr. Cleo Lowery, and Mr. Donald Lowery; adopted daughter: Ms. Candace Tuttle and sister: Ms. Daisy Graham.
The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Revs: Chris Locklear, Clyde Hatcher and Douglas Locklear officiating.  Burial will follow in the Oxendine Cemetery.
Mr. Lowery is survived by one son: Mr. Luther Lowery: three daughters: Mrs. Annie Ruth Bullard, Mrs. Janice Faye Locklear and Ms. Jackie Stockard;  ten grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. Lowery spent two years in the Army and was a World War II Veteran. He served as an Anti-tank gunman. After leaving the military, he spent his life farming and was an avid fisherman. During his earlier years he enjoyed NASCAR racing. Some of his hobbies included motorcycle riding and attending the flea market on Saturdays with his wife, Mrs. Esther. In his later years he loved to visit various auctions with friends and family.  He was in good health and continued to drive until his last few days.
     The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Gospel Tabernacle Baptist Church.


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