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Myra Lowry

November 20, 1947 — March 5, 2024

Monterey

Myra (Waybright) Lowry, 76, of Monterey, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Augusta Health.

Born on November 20, 1947, Myra was a daughter of the late Charles Pinkney Jr. and Thelma Pauline (Pritt) Waybright. On June 26, 1971, she married W. Allen Lowry.

A very versatile lady, Myra wore many hats. She served as treasurer for Victory Chapel Advent Christian Church, where she held membership, along with the W.H. and F.M. Society. She had also served as treasurer for McLaughlin Cemetery, cheerleading coach for Highland High School, and enjoyed setting up and judging the canned food and baked goods exhibits at the Highland County Fair and fairs of surrounding areas. Myra had been a substitute teacher and served as administrative assistant to Shad Solomon. However, one of her most cherished roles was secretary and “parts runner” for Lowry Logging – the business she owned and operated with her husband.

In her spare time, Myra enjoyed being around people and most especially looked forward to visiting with people during the fair. She loved to pick on people within the community, as well as the parts suppliers she would see weekly. Myra had a personality that was to-the-point, and she was known to not beat around the bush. Additionally, she loved traveling with Allen. Above all, Myra will be remembered as a loving and “irreplaceable” wife and mother. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her half-sister, Linda Barnes; half-brother, Billy Pritt; and brother-in-law, Mike Lowry.

Surviving family members include her husband of 52 years, W. Allen Lowry of Monterey; her two sons, Brad and Russell Lowry of Monterey; brothers, Charles P. Waybright and wife, Nancy of Huddleston, Gary W. Waybright and wife, Bonnie of Winchester and Richard B. Waybright of Monterey; sister-in-law, Connie Gabel and husband, Richard of Louisville, Co; three special children, whom she considered grandchildren, Kristina, Kaden and Kolyn Neil of McDowell; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2024 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with Rev. Andre Crummett officiating and Pastor Kenny Carroll assisting. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery, Mill Gap.

Active pallbearers will be Vernon Simmons, Richie Hicks, Jacob Lightner, Robert Lightner, Rocky Waybright and Mike Isles.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Hinkle, John Mann, Allen Armstrong, Stacey Mick and Pat Lowry.

The family will receive friends, 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 7th at Obaugh Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to McDowell Volunteer Fire Department, c/o Delbert Rexrode, 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, Va. 24433.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Obaugh Funeral Home - Highland County

8739 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, VA 24458

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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Obaugh Funeral Home - Highland County

8739 Highland Turnpike, McDowell, VA 24458

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