A memorial service for Ms. Beverly Ann Downing Towry, age 77, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Fayetteville United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathy Iburg officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday at 1 PM until time of service at the church. Higgins Funeral home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Towry.
Beverly was born on April 17, 1941 in Davidson County, TN to the late James Laughton and Merlene Sloan Downing. She volunteered as the secretary of the Lady Elks, Elks Club Hoop Shoot and a Girl Scout Leader. She was also a basketball coach at Hillcrest High School and very involved in the Special Olympics track and field. Ms. Towry passed away on March 26, 2019 at her residence.
Survivors include her daughters, Tina Towry (Gary) Osgood of Fayetteville, TN and Terri Towry (Jerry) McCloud of Nashville, TN; special companion, Frankie Stevenson of Fayetteville, TN; grandson, Brandon (Marsha) Sanders of Gladeville, TN; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Grace Sanders, Hunter Houston Sanders, and Bailey Osgood; brother, James Austin Downing of Murfreesboro, TN; nephews, Julian and Brock Downing; and faithful companion, Boots. The family would like to extend special thanks to Avalon Hospice, Lynchburg Nursing Center, Kathy Bryson, Sherry Norris, Dot Daniels, and Patty Jackson for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville – Lincoln County Humane Society at 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Imagination Library at PO Box 914, Fayetteville, TN 37334.
Please accept my sincere condolences. Beverly was a classmate and friend of mine at Middle Tennessee State. She was a special person.
So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. Thoughts and prayers for you all.
Frankie, so sorry for your loss..Praying for God to comfort each of you…Love you Rita@ Tony
Dearest Tina , Terri and Frankie
I can still hear her saying ‘ Well hello Sherrie ‘ She always said your name and smiled. She made a point to ask you how you were doing . She was so kind. Beverly will be missed .
So very sorry for the passing of Beverly. Such an Amazing Southern Lady.Prayers to all tje Family and to her dear Friend Frankie Stevenson .Brenda and Joe Burns
Tina and Terri so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a sweet lady. She is at peace now with no pain, that’s the only comfort we have in losing one of our parents. She will always be missed and in our memories.
Our deepest sympathies to you girls and your families. Your mother was a wonderful, sweet and kind lady. She will be missed. Prayers for peace in your hearts.
Tina & Terri, We are so sorry about your precious Mother. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Tina, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed by many. Prayers are with you and your family.
Tina & Terri, I’m so sorry about your sweet Mother. My prayers for all your family during this difficult time.
Frankie I’ve been told by many people how much you and Beverly loved each other..I pray for comfort for you and the entire family..
Sweet and kind and funny…We will really miss her. Always thoughtful and kind. Will also miss that smile.
Frankie, We are so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. I have had some surgery so we will not be able to attend. You and the family are in our prayers.
So sorry to hear of the loss of the loss of your Mom. She helped me to to find a pink Christmas tree one year that I had looked every where for , and she had one and sold it to me. I will always honor her every Christmas with that tree. Love and sympathy to you and your family.
Oh how our dear Beverly will be missed….altho’ I am miles away she will always be my sweet friend, Sincere sympathy and love to Frankie, Terri and Tina….and Boots! Love, Susan
Sending many Prayers and much Love to all of you! I will always treasure some of the Fun times I had with Beverly with a smile on my face. Love all of you!
So sorry to hear about her passing. I always thought she was a beautiful lady. Prayers for Frankie and the rest of her family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. Hugs!
Such a sweet lady. Prayers to Coach Stevenson during this difficult time.
My prayers and thoughts are with you. She has left a mark on many hearts that will be remembered for many years.
So sorry to hear about Beverly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am so so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. I loved working with her years ago, and she was just a great person.
So many wonderful memories with Beverly. My heart is deeply saddened to learn of her passing. She was a beautiful ray of sunshine in this world.
Tina and Terri, so sorry for y’all’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Sorry for your loss coach she was a wonderful person
So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers during this sad time.
Lenace Hyde Vaughn
My deepest sympathies to Coach and the family. Beverly was a sweet lady.
Prayers to each of you during this difficult time. Mrs. Beverly will be greatly missed
So sorry Tina and Terri for your loss,prayer to you and your family.