Corona Franklin Towry
August 3, 1933 -
August 26, 2020

Visitation

Service 

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Corona Franklin Towry, age 87 of Fayetteville on August 26, 2020. A private graveside service will be planned for a later date.

Mrs. Towry was born on August 3, 1933 to the late Ray and Corona Simmons Franklin in Lincoln County, TN. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Terry) Quick of Fayetteville; son, Ray Edward (Keitha) Towry of Fayetteville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Edward Towry; daughter, Carol Towry Walker; and grandson, Chad Scivally.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Corona Franklin Towry.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order issued by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

Video Services

49 Comments

  1. Jane Thompson Bradley

    Ed and Connie, My heart is broken to read the passing of your mother.. Spread your wings and fly Corona !! fly high, you have earned it !!

    Reply
  2. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Connie and Ed so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We worked together for many years. I think she enjoyed her real estate more than any job she had. She enjoyed attending her Class of 1951 Class Breakfasts that met once a month. I have been in so long I did not know she was sick, I will miss her. Love Joyce

    Reply
  3. Kay Honey

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort

    Reply
  4. Mary E. Scott, CEO for SMTAR

    Corona was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed working with her. On behalf of the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, we extend our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  5. The Russells

    Becca I did not know your grandmother but I know you and that your heart is broken. You are in my thoughts today and the coming days.

    Reply
  6. Daniel Dickey

    Connie and Ed please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

    Reply
  7. Bobby and Laura Bailey

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May God be with you all during this sad time and know that his love will keep you always.

    Reply
  8. Paula Coble

    Connie, I am sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Barry and Janice Green

    Connie and family we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts .
    Barry and Janice Green

    Reply
  10. Roberta Kidd

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend and will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  11. Robin Shelton

    Connie, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was who I dealt with when Mrs. Corona Franklin was at Health Inn and I really liked every visit we had.

    Reply
  12. Jack & June Towry

    Connie and Ed
    We are so sorry to hear about Corona. Our families have always been close as long as I can remember. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jack and June

    Reply
  13. Judy Purinton

    She was dear lady and will missed by all her church family.

    Reply
  14. Debby Terry-Keith

    Dear Connie and Ed,
    I am saddened to hear about Corona passing away. I thought the world of her. Your Mother was an amazing lady and she will be deeply missed. My love to you both. You are in my thoughts and prayers. – Debby

    Reply
  15. Eddie and Becky Hall

    Saddened to hear of Ms Corona’s passing. She was a sweet lady and I will miss seeing her at our circle meetings at Church and her sweet prayers. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  16. Kay Brewer

    So sorry, Connie

    Reply
  17. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Connie and family so sorry to learn of Corona’s passing. I always think of you and her when I start my Christmas baking because you would bring her Merry Christmas Fruit Cookies to us at the bank. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  18. Cindy Dunivan

    Connie,
    We were saddened to learn of the loss of your Mom. She was always kind, friendly, and very professional. Our prayers are with your family now and in the days ahead.
    Bob & Cindy

    Reply
  19. Linda Overton

    Ed, I just found out from a friend about your Mom passing away. I am broken hearted as I called her every few weeks to catch up and see how she was. My last call was to her on her Birthday August 3 & I told her I would come by & take her to lunch as we tried to do when I was on my way to Nashville. Please let me know when her service will be. I will miss her & I know you will too.

    Reply
  20. Linda Overton

    Ed, I am heart broken! I just saw this, it’s midnight and I’ll have to reach you tomorrow. I called Corona every few weeks & we were talking about me coming thru Fayetteville as I always tried to do to see her when I headed to Nashville in the coming weeks. I had just talked to her 2 weeks ago. This breaks my heart. I am so very sorry.

    Reply
  21. Betty Williams

    Connie and Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Corona was a sweet lady. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  22. Judy Steelman

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Reply
  23. Jerry and Barb Hargrove

    Dear Connie, Ed and families, Jerry and I are so sorry to here of Ms. Corona’s passing. Growing up in the ARP Church, I will always remember how kind and sweet your parents were. May God wrap his arms around you.

    Reply
  24. Teresa Pitts

    Connie and family: So very sorry to learn the passing of your mother. Praying God will give you strength now and in days ahead. Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  25. Debbie Morris

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  26. Lynn Brown

    Connie & Ed, so sorry you your loss,prays sent to you both.

    Reply
  27. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!! Beautiful Lady!!🙏💖🙏

    Reply
  28. Linda F. Williams

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Ms. Corona as a child growing up in the ARP Church. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Reply
  29. Jan Speck

    So sorry for your loss. Corona was a special lady. Sending prayers for you all.

    Reply
  30. Patsy Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful, sweet lady

    Reply
  31. Paula Pitts

    Connie So sorry for your loss.Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Joan & Steve Frassrand

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  33. Billy and Pam Crabtree

    Connie, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  34. Ruby Twyman

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for her family.

    Reply
  35. Jana H. Bertus

    Connie, my heart hurts for you in the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  36. Peggy Towr

    So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was special!

    Reply
  37. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Corona was a special lady. We thought so much of her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  38. Hilda Marty-Mann

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family.

    Reply
  39. John and Sandra Curtis

    We are sorry for your loss! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  40. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear of Corona’s death. She was a special person. Prayers for all.
    Dot Tully

    Reply
    • Lila Bledsoe McElroy

      I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m pretty sure we are related via the Franklin’s. Worked with her at DHS and visited her on Prospect. R.I.P. sweet lady!!

      Reply
  41. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Connie and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I remember her well from our days at the A.R. P. church.

    Reply
  42. Wanda Shelton

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

    Reply
  43. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for the loss of your mother! She holds a special place in my heart! Prayers for you and family! Love, Freda

    Reply
  44. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Connie and Ed,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Corona was a sweet, special lady and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her.

    Reply
  45. Sandy Bradley Gates

    I
    I am truly sorry. She was a very special lady and my partner at church. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  46. Randy and Andrea Delap

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  47. Heather Hamlin Brown

    So sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  48. Jan Tanner Brooks

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Memories

49 Comments

  1. Jane Thompson Bradley

    Ed and Connie, My heart is broken to read the passing of your mother.. Spread your wings and fly Corona !! fly high, you have earned it !!

    Reply
  2. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Connie and Ed so sorry for the loss of your Mother. We worked together for many years. I think she enjoyed her real estate more than any job she had. She enjoyed attending her Class of 1951 Class Breakfasts that met once a month. I have been in so long I did not know she was sick, I will miss her. Love Joyce

    Reply
  3. Kay Honey

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort

    Reply
  4. Mary E. Scott, CEO for SMTAR

    Corona was such a lovely lady. I always enjoyed working with her. On behalf of the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of REALTORS, we extend our deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  5. The Russells

    Becca I did not know your grandmother but I know you and that your heart is broken. You are in my thoughts today and the coming days.

    Reply
  6. Daniel Dickey

    Connie and Ed please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy.

    Reply
  7. Bobby and Laura Bailey

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May God be with you all during this sad time and know that his love will keep you always.

    Reply
  8. Paula Coble

    Connie, I am sorry to hear about your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  9. Barry and Janice Green

    Connie and family we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts .
    Barry and Janice Green

    Reply
  10. Roberta Kidd

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special friend and will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  11. Robin Shelton

    Connie, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was who I dealt with when Mrs. Corona Franklin was at Health Inn and I really liked every visit we had.

    Reply
  12. Jack & June Towry

    Connie and Ed
    We are so sorry to hear about Corona. Our families have always been close as long as I can remember. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jack and June

    Reply
  13. Judy Purinton

    She was dear lady and will missed by all her church family.

    Reply
  14. Debby Terry-Keith

    Dear Connie and Ed,
    I am saddened to hear about Corona passing away. I thought the world of her. Your Mother was an amazing lady and she will be deeply missed. My love to you both. You are in my thoughts and prayers. – Debby

    Reply
  15. Eddie and Becky Hall

    Saddened to hear of Ms Corona’s passing. She was a sweet lady and I will miss seeing her at our circle meetings at Church and her sweet prayers. Praying for the family.

    Reply
  16. Kay Brewer

    So sorry, Connie

    Reply
  17. Ronnie and Eloise Hudgins

    Connie and family so sorry to learn of Corona’s passing. I always think of you and her when I start my Christmas baking because you would bring her Merry Christmas Fruit Cookies to us at the bank. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  18. Cindy Dunivan

    Connie,
    We were saddened to learn of the loss of your Mom. She was always kind, friendly, and very professional. Our prayers are with your family now and in the days ahead.
    Bob & Cindy

    Reply
  19. Linda Overton

    Ed, I just found out from a friend about your Mom passing away. I am broken hearted as I called her every few weeks to catch up and see how she was. My last call was to her on her Birthday August 3 & I told her I would come by & take her to lunch as we tried to do when I was on my way to Nashville. Please let me know when her service will be. I will miss her & I know you will too.

    Reply
  20. Linda Overton

    Ed, I am heart broken! I just saw this, it’s midnight and I’ll have to reach you tomorrow. I called Corona every few weeks & we were talking about me coming thru Fayetteville as I always tried to do to see her when I headed to Nashville in the coming weeks. I had just talked to her 2 weeks ago. This breaks my heart. I am so very sorry.

    Reply
  21. Betty Williams

    Connie and Ed, I am so sorry for your loss. Corona was a sweet lady. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  22. Judy Steelman

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you🙏🏻🙏🏻

    Reply
  23. Jerry and Barb Hargrove

    Dear Connie, Ed and families, Jerry and I are so sorry to here of Ms. Corona’s passing. Growing up in the ARP Church, I will always remember how kind and sweet your parents were. May God wrap his arms around you.

    Reply
  24. Teresa Pitts

    Connie and family: So very sorry to learn the passing of your mother. Praying God will give you strength now and in days ahead. Love and Blessings,
    Teri Marty Pitts

    Reply
  25. Debbie Morris

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  26. Lynn Brown

    Connie & Ed, so sorry you your loss,prays sent to you both.

    Reply
  27. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    God bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!! Beautiful Lady!!🙏💖🙏

    Reply
  28. Linda F. Williams

    I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Ms. Corona as a child growing up in the ARP Church. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

    Reply
  29. Jan Speck

    So sorry for your loss. Corona was a special lady. Sending prayers for you all.

    Reply
  30. Patsy Rogers

    So sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful, sweet lady

    Reply
  31. Paula Pitts

    Connie So sorry for your loss.Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  32. Joan & Steve Frassrand

    So sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  33. Billy and Pam Crabtree

    Connie, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Reply
  34. Ruby Twyman

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for her family.

    Reply
  35. Jana H. Bertus

    Connie, my heart hurts for you in the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Reply
  36. Peggy Towr

    So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. She was special!

    Reply
  37. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Corona was a special lady. We thought so much of her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  38. Hilda Marty-Mann

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family.

    Reply
  39. John and Sandra Curtis

    We are sorry for your loss! You all will be in our thoughts and prayers!

    Reply
  40. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear of Corona’s death. She was a special person. Prayers for all.
    Dot Tully

    Reply
    • Lila Bledsoe McElroy

      I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I’m pretty sure we are related via the Franklin’s. Worked with her at DHS and visited her on Prospect. R.I.P. sweet lady!!

      Reply
  41. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Connie and Family,

    So sorry for your loss. I remember her well from our days at the A.R. P. church.

    Reply
  42. Wanda Shelton

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

    Reply
  43. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for the loss of your mother! She holds a special place in my heart! Prayers for you and family! Love, Freda

    Reply
  44. Jeff and Pam Towry

    Connie and Ed,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Corona was a sweet, special lady and will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her.

    Reply
  45. Sandy Bradley Gates

    I
    I am truly sorry. She was a very special lady and my partner at church. She will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  46. Randy and Andrea Delap

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  47. Heather Hamlin Brown

    So sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  48. Jan Tanner Brooks

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady!

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.