Cecil Chamblee Lowe age 92 of Colerain died Monday, November 8, 2010 at his home. He was born August 30, 1918 in Hertford County to the late Roy Lowe and Belle Chamblee Lowe. He was the husband of the late Bernice Brinkley Lowe.
He was a US Army Veteran of WWII, a graduate of Harrellsville High School, a member of Colerain Baptist Church, Past President of the NC Checkers Association, Former Director of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Association and a Professional Baseball Umpire.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Robert May will officiate.
Left to cherish his memory are his brothers; Fred Lowe and Douglas Lowe both of Ahoskie and Roy L. Lowe of Lake Waccamaw and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Doris Humphrey and a brother Earl Lowe.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie.
Memorial donations may be made to the Oxford Orphanage, Colerain Rescue Squad or to Colerain Fire Department.
To the Lowe family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cecil was like family to us. He will be greatly missed.
Cecil was a wonderful human being. My mother, Elizabeth Vaughan Manning, and Cecil were second cousins on the Lowe side and grew up together. They would make parties of curing tobacco. As a young child, I remember visiting Cecil and Bernice’s farm.
We lived in Albemarle and so did the state checker champion. Cecil visited us several times on travels playing checkers.
The last time I visited several years ago, we had one of Cecil’s famous fish fries in his large outbuilding.
Most of all I remember his kindness and great love of life.
Cecil Lowe was a good friend and a good checker player. He will be in our hearts always.
Howard and Betty Gain
I am very sorry about your lost but I bet Cecil is in heaven and playing checkers very happy…..Irma