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Loyce Irene Holt Lowery | 1939-2014

Published Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Loyce Irene Holt Lowery

Loyce Irene Holt Lowery, 74, a homemaker, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Paradise.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Paradise with burial in Paradise Cemetery under the direction of Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Corbin Young will officiate.

Pallbearers are Derek Read, Reggie Read, Randy Read, Jamie Cook, Joe Tucker and Chris Smith.

Loyce was born July 17, 1939, in Decatur to Royce and Mary Ella (Sizemore) Holt. She married Charles “Charlie” Shankle, who preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2014, after more than 30 years of marriage. Loyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Paradise.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by daughters Cassandra Newman and husband, Eddie, of Paradise, Melonie Christian and husband, Joey, of Decatur and Leisha Young and husband, Ren, of Paradise; sons Greg Lowery and wife, Mirenda, of Paradise and Chris Lowery and wife, Amy, of Decatur; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Kay Roberts of Paradise and Reba Bradley and husband, Wayne, of Bridgeport; brothers Bobby Holt and wife, Sharon, of Bridgeport, Tommy Sims and wife, Donna, of Paradise; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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