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James "Buddy" Lowery

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Gates Road Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia for James "Buddy" Lowery, 85 of Columbia, who passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019 at his residence. Interment will be at Gates Road Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Everette Broome will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carley and Elizabeth Lowery; grandchild, Justin Lowery; four brothers, R.L. Lowery (Hilda), Shorty Lowery, Jack Lowery (Geraldine), and Earl Lowery (Nancy); two sisters, Faye Broom (Frank), and Susie Heart (Buzz); five brothers-in-law, Lemmie Earl Stringer, Jack Sanford (Ann), George Sanford, Bud Gipson, and Nathan Broom; one sister-in-law, Balzie Cavanaugh (Barney).

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bobbie Lowery; three daughters, Rita Julstead, Monica Lowery, and Sandy Sartin (Marty); two sons, Ricky Lowery, and Jeff Lowery (Charlotte); two sisters, Gladys Stevens, and Joyce Stringer; five grandchildren, Daphne Russell, Erica Silas (Andre), Erik Sartin (Ariel), Jessica Lowery, and DaeShawn Lowery; eleven great grandchildren, Taylor Russell, Miguel Lewis, Rayven Owens, Christon Lowery, Karlie Jefferson, Kelvin Silas, Cash Silas, Charlie Igleharte, Micah Igleharte, Kayla Igleharte, and Justin Lowery, Jr.; three brothers-in-law, Nathan Sanford (Joyce), Johnny Sanford (Kathryn), and C.C. Sanford (Scooter); three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Sanford, Christine Gipson, and Patsy Broom; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Byron Sanford, Marion Ray Broom, Rusty Broom, James Broom, Charlie Igleharte, and Moses Oatis.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


James "Buddy" Lowery
December 18, 1933 - May 31, 2019




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