Mary Sue Fanning Towry
April 20, 1929 -
February 24, 2019

Visitation

March 2, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Service 

March 2, 2019
2:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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7 Comments

  1. Allison Greene

    We were so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a great and beautiful lady. Mom asked me to give you her sympathies also. Love, Allison

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  2. Henry Wattenbarger

    Linda, Jerry & Helen. My condolences. I have fond memories of your family. May God bless & comfort you.——Henry Wattenbarger

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  3. Mary Ann Tackett

    I am so sorry in so many ways that Ms. Sue passed. She will and is so missed by all who love her. There’s always an emptiness in the loss of our parents that never fills back up, but we are left here to carry on and that we do. She was a great inspiration to me and so was your daddy. I felt like I belonged the minute I became acquainted with yall. We will always love both Ms. Sue and Mr. Thomas. God Bless Yall

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  4. Wanda Preston

    What a jewel this lady was! She and Helen showered our Elizabeth with such love and great care while Lee and I worked. I cannot imagine how much Mac and cheese and fried okra they made for my daughter. As Sue and Thomas suffered with declining health and an inability to care for themselves, I cannot imagine any three siblings who could possibly have loved and cared more for their parents and also for each other. Blessings on you, Helen, Linda and Rex for displaying such devotion to your much loved parents. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort for all of you.

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  5. Brenda and Gary Badenhop

    Linda and Helen, I’m sorry to read of you losing your mom. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.

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  6. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms. .Sue she and Helen babysat my Grandson Chase and he loved them. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With Love,
    Judy Stafford

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  7. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

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7 Comments

  1. Allison Greene

    We were so sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She was a great and beautiful lady. Mom asked me to give you her sympathies also. Love, Allison

    Reply
  2. Henry Wattenbarger

    Linda, Jerry & Helen. My condolences. I have fond memories of your family. May God bless & comfort you.——Henry Wattenbarger

    Reply
  3. Mary Ann Tackett

    I am so sorry in so many ways that Ms. Sue passed. She will and is so missed by all who love her. There’s always an emptiness in the loss of our parents that never fills back up, but we are left here to carry on and that we do. She was a great inspiration to me and so was your daddy. I felt like I belonged the minute I became acquainted with yall. We will always love both Ms. Sue and Mr. Thomas. God Bless Yall

    Reply
  4. Wanda Preston

    What a jewel this lady was! She and Helen showered our Elizabeth with such love and great care while Lee and I worked. I cannot imagine how much Mac and cheese and fried okra they made for my daughter. As Sue and Thomas suffered with declining health and an inability to care for themselves, I cannot imagine any three siblings who could possibly have loved and cared more for their parents and also for each other. Blessings on you, Helen, Linda and Rex for displaying such devotion to your much loved parents. Prayers for God’s peace and comfort for all of you.

    Reply
  5. Brenda and Gary Badenhop

    Linda and Helen, I’m sorry to read of you losing your mom. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.

    Reply
  6. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear about Ms. .Sue she and Helen babysat my Grandson Chase and he loved them. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
    With Love,
    Judy Stafford

    Reply
  7. Gerald and Wanda Brown Scott

    God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come!!

    Reply

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