Hugh Edward “Peanut” Towry
March 23, 1930 -
April 24, 2012

Visitation

April 25, 2012
5-8 PM

Service 

April 26, 2012
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Hugh Edward “Peanut” Towry, age 82 , of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Calvin Todd and Rev. Ed Templeton officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Towry passed away Tuesday morning at his residence.

Mr. Towry was the youngest son of Shields and Pauline Towry of the Kirkland Community. He was preceded in death by a brother Burton Towry and two sisters Geraldine Templeton and Rebecca Ann Strope.. In 1952 he married Corona Franklin of Kelso, TN. They had three children Carol Towry (Rex) Walker, Connie Towry (Terry) Quick and a son Ed (Keitha)Towry and nine grandchildren Melissa W. Chavez, Laura Walker, Matthew Walker, Billy Nix Scivally III (Scooter), Rebecca Morgan Towry, Ray E. Towry Jr., Alicia Richardson, Kasi Letson,, and one great-grandchild Conner Holloway and deceased grandchild Chad Edward Scivally. Hugh and wife Corona are members of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of the old Lincoln County High School in 1950 where he played alto sax for four years. He worked with his dad in the cotton gin business and in the farm operation there. After his dad died, Peanut sold his share of the gin business to his brother. He then bought a farm in the Coldwater community and in a few years was operating nearly a 1000 acres with lots of livestock and grain. In1986 he sold most of the farm land. and became a sub-divider of residential property then after that became a real estate agent. He was licensed for 16 years and a co-owner in Century 21. During some of this time he became a Bank Director for the Old Lincoln County Bank. Then in 2006 elected Lincoln County Commissioner for a term of four years.

Visitation with his family will be Wednesday evening from 5-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

Video Services

17 Comments

  1. Hoyal, Lynn and Ashlyn Solomon

    Corona,
    We just saw this on the computer. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. The Solomon family loved Peanut very much. God bless you.

    Reply
  2. Kathy Smith

    So sorry for your loss. I just went through this three weeks ago with my dad. Time will carry on but memories and your love never fade. My thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  3. Mike and Lori Claiborne

    Connie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God Bless and comfort you all. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Reply
  4. Audrea Edwards

    Connie,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying for God to give you strength and comfort thru out the following days.
    In Christian Sympathy,
    Audrea

    Reply
  5. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    CORONA AND FAMILY MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS Dennie and Betty Jo

    Reply
  6. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Corona and family our deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear loved one. As you go throught this difficult time, please know others care and will be praying for you and you will be in our thoughts for sometime to come.

    He will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  7. Foster and Nancy Winkler

    Corona and Family,
    I was thinking of you and Peanut the other day. I did not realize he was ill.
    He was a kind, considerate person and lways such a gentleman .
    May God bless and comfort you all.

    Foster and Nancy Winkler

    Reply
  8. Ricky and Judy Tucker

    Ricky and I were sadden to hear of Mr. Hugh’s death. Please know that we are thinking of you all and pray for God to grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    He was such a fine man and will surely be missed.

    Reply
  9. Mary Partin

    Corona, Connie and families,
    You have our sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you always. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless.
    Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  10. Jerry & Ann Hopkins

    Jerry is the son of Mary & Newby Hopkins. Family friends for many years.

    Reply
  11. Freda Kinser Blair

    Corona and family I am so sorry about the loss of Peanut. Memories are so sweet of all the good times we had with friends. My prayers are with all of you. Wish I could be there for the funeral. May God bless each of you in the following days.

    Love,
    Freda and family

    Reply
  12. Paula Fitch

    Connie, Sure hate to hear of your loss, I’ve been there and I know what you will be going through these next few days, just remember that God will help you through it all Love you all.

    Reply
  13. Brenda & joe Burns

    May God be with you all in this difficult time.You will be in my prayers.I know how it is to loose a Father.You will be in my Prayers.Brenda

    Reply
  14. carolyn p couch

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOST , MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME,WE WERE TALKING LAST WEEK AND BOTH SAID “OH WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE HE WILL BE” GOD BLESS

    THINKING OF YOU CAROLYN P COUCH

    Reply
  15. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss.May God be with you all in this time of need.I am praying for each of you. I know how it is to lose a Father .Thinking of you .Brenda

    Reply
  16. Mary Scott

    Corona,
    Rebecca and I are so sorry to learn of Hugh’s passing. We enjoyed seeing him, during his real estate days, at our meetings. He was a kind man.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers now, and in the days ahead.

    Blessings to you,
    Mary & Rebecca

    Reply
  17. Betty Honey

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know how it feels to loose your Dad and the hurt is so deep. I remember spending the night with you and he was so nice. May God be with you and all your family during this time. If you ever want to talk, please contact me. You are all in my prayers.

    Reply

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17 Comments

  1. Hoyal, Lynn and Ashlyn Solomon

    Corona,
    We just saw this on the computer. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. The Solomon family loved Peanut very much. God bless you.

    Reply
  2. Kathy Smith

    So sorry for your loss. I just went through this three weeks ago with my dad. Time will carry on but memories and your love never fade. My thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  3. Mike and Lori Claiborne

    Connie,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God Bless and comfort you all. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    Reply
  4. Audrea Edwards

    Connie,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying for God to give you strength and comfort thru out the following days.
    In Christian Sympathy,
    Audrea

    Reply
  5. Dennie and Betty Jo Massey

    CORONA AND FAMILY MAY GODS BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVE ONE YOU WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS Dennie and Betty Jo

    Reply
  6. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Corona and family our deepest sympathy over the loss of your dear loved one. As you go throught this difficult time, please know others care and will be praying for you and you will be in our thoughts for sometime to come.

    He will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.

    God Bless,
    Floyd and Imogene

    Reply
  7. Foster and Nancy Winkler

    Corona and Family,
    I was thinking of you and Peanut the other day. I did not realize he was ill.
    He was a kind, considerate person and lways such a gentleman .
    May God bless and comfort you all.

    Foster and Nancy Winkler

    Reply
  8. Ricky and Judy Tucker

    Ricky and I were sadden to hear of Mr. Hugh’s death. Please know that we are thinking of you all and pray for God to grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    He was such a fine man and will surely be missed.

    Reply
  9. Mary Partin

    Corona, Connie and families,
    You have our sincere sympathy during this difficult time. May your memories comfort you always. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless.
    Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin

    Reply
  10. Jerry & Ann Hopkins

    Jerry is the son of Mary & Newby Hopkins. Family friends for many years.

    Reply
  11. Freda Kinser Blair

    Corona and family I am so sorry about the loss of Peanut. Memories are so sweet of all the good times we had with friends. My prayers are with all of you. Wish I could be there for the funeral. May God bless each of you in the following days.

    Love,
    Freda and family

    Reply
  12. Paula Fitch

    Connie, Sure hate to hear of your loss, I’ve been there and I know what you will be going through these next few days, just remember that God will help you through it all Love you all.

    Reply
  13. Brenda & joe Burns

    May God be with you all in this difficult time.You will be in my prayers.I know how it is to loose a Father.You will be in my Prayers.Brenda

    Reply
  14. carolyn p couch

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOST , MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME,WE WERE TALKING LAST WEEK AND BOTH SAID “OH WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE HE WILL BE” GOD BLESS

    THINKING OF YOU CAROLYN P COUCH

    Reply
  15. Brenda & Joe Burns

    Connie, I am so sorry for your loss.May God be with you all in this time of need.I am praying for each of you. I know how it is to lose a Father .Thinking of you .Brenda

    Reply
  16. Mary Scott

    Corona,
    Rebecca and I are so sorry to learn of Hugh’s passing. We enjoyed seeing him, during his real estate days, at our meetings. He was a kind man.

    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers now, and in the days ahead.

    Blessings to you,
    Mary & Rebecca

    Reply
  17. Betty Honey

    Connie, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know how it feels to loose your Dad and the hurt is so deep. I remember spending the night with you and he was so nice. May God be with you and all your family during this time. If you ever want to talk, please contact me. You are all in my prayers.

    Reply

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