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Mary Sue Fanning Towry

April 20, 1929 - February 24, 2019
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Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Sue Fanning Towry, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 2:30 PM on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Gay officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery next to her husband of 71 years, Thomas Towry. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday beginning at 1:30 PM until time of service at 2:30 PM. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Towry.

Mrs. Towry was born on April 20, 1929 in Fayetteville, TN to the late William Harvey and Willie Mae Jeans Fanning. She worked as a seamstress at Serbin Manufacturing and as a homemaker and childcare provider for many years. Mrs. Towry passed away on February 24, 2019 at her residence.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Jerry) Brown, Helen Towry, and Rex (Elisa) Towry all of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Renee (Keith) Blackburn and Stanley Brown; great-grandchildren, Joshua Blackburn, Jeremy (Brandi) Brown, Carissa (Christopher) Harris, and Lindsay Blackburn; great-great-grandchild, Ensleigh Harris; and nephew, Phillip (Faye) Simmons. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, J.D. and Harvey Fanning; sister, Ruby Simmons and husband, Clyde; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Schedule of Services
  • Visitation
  • Date: March 2, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Service
  • Date: March 2, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM