Mrs. Billie Lindsay Towry
November 4, 1926 -
November 17, 2011

Visitation

November 20, 2011
2PM-4PM

Service 

November 21, 2011
11AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Lindsay Towry, age 85, of Nashville, formerly of Fayetteville will be conducted Monday at 11AM at the Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Dr. Calvin Todd officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside her husband and sweetheart of 60 years William Burton Towry who died in December of 2009. Mrs. Towry died Thursday at her residence in Nashville.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan to William S. and Wilma Craig Lindsay but was a resident of Fayetteville where she graduated from Central High School and was employed by Union National Bank until her marriage to William Burton Towry in 1949. For many years she worked during harvest season at their business Towry Gin Co. and Towry Enterprises. Later in her life she became a familiar face at Lincoln County Library where she retired after working there 20 years. She was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church over 65 years.

Survivors include daughter Linda Lane Overton and husband Hugh of Dothan, AL, two sons, William Shields Towry of Fayetteville and Burton Lindsay Towry and wife Suzanne of Franklin, grandchildren Michael Lane of Nashville, Lindsay Towry of Nashville, Jacob Towry of Franklin , Shields Towry of Fayetteville and sister Ann Lindsay Guynn and husband Herb of Camdenton, MO.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ARP Church, Fayetteville Lincoln County Library or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm at Higgins Funeral Home.

Video Services

7 Comments

  1. ROY B. HARRIS II

    Burt, Linda, and Bill,
    You had a very good mother. She was a virtuous woman and showed kindness and respect to everyone. My late mother spoke very highly of Billie and would often visit with Billie at the library. Billie was gracious and very much a lady; yet, more importantly, she was a Christian. I sat near her in church almost every Sunday. Billie will be missed for the lives that she touched with her kindness. All who have known her were blessed by her presence.

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  2. Charlotte Brown

    I just found out about Miss Billie when I opened a Memorial for her today….although the time I knew her was short, she was always such a lady! I admired her for learning to use the computerized systems at the library, and she was so spry for her age! Everytime I have seen her “memories” cabinet on the second floor of the library, I have thought about her, and missed her. Charlotte Brown

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  3. Jane Towry Ogle

    Dear Linda, Burt, & Bill………….. I was shocked to hear of the loss of your mother. Billie was such a sweet lady. The last time I saw Billie was at the beauty shoppe, she was a classy lady and wanted to look good at all times! She was as sweet as she was pretty, I know each one of you were proud to call her MOM! I know it took a lot out of Billie when Burton passed, but she is back with the love of her life and at peace! I am so sorry to have missed the visitation, I would have loved to have seen all you again. Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season. And remember you still have Towry Family in Lincoln County!!!

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  4. Al Hammons

    Bill: I would like to be there for you during this time of loss and sadness. Current circumstance prevents my physical presence. You know I am there for you in heart and spirit. Please know all your true friends are standing tall beside you during this time of sorrow. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Real friends are a treasure and you know there are many of us. Please convey my feelings off condolence to Shields as I know his loss, like yours has not just been a most recent one. It is time for closure and rest for each of you. Keep the good times in yourr heart. NO ONE CAN TAKE THOSE!

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  5. L. Susan Fife Stroup

    Ms. Billie was such a beautiful, gracious woman. As my Mom reminded me, she was one of my favorite Sunday School teachers too! Thank you for helping raise me.

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  6. Bill Towry

    I was very sad to hear of my mothers passing thru the social worker at Guardian Health Services in Nashville at 8am friday morning. Mom’s health declined rapidly when she was taken away from her hometown,family,friends and church. I have a lot of good memories of working side by side with my mother and father at the cotton gin,grainery and most importantly the trucking company for 18 years. Thank you to everyone that was so kind to my mom while she was sick. Your Loving Son, Bill Towry

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  7. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear of Billie’s passing…She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I remember seeing her at the cotton gin in years past in cotton season. She was truly a sweet lady.My thoughts and prayers are with you..
    Judy Stafford

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7 Comments

  1. ROY B. HARRIS II

    Burt, Linda, and Bill,
    You had a very good mother. She was a virtuous woman and showed kindness and respect to everyone. My late mother spoke very highly of Billie and would often visit with Billie at the library. Billie was gracious and very much a lady; yet, more importantly, she was a Christian. I sat near her in church almost every Sunday. Billie will be missed for the lives that she touched with her kindness. All who have known her were blessed by her presence.

    Reply
  2. Charlotte Brown

    I just found out about Miss Billie when I opened a Memorial for her today….although the time I knew her was short, she was always such a lady! I admired her for learning to use the computerized systems at the library, and she was so spry for her age! Everytime I have seen her “memories” cabinet on the second floor of the library, I have thought about her, and missed her. Charlotte Brown

    Reply
  3. Jane Towry Ogle

    Dear Linda, Burt, & Bill………….. I was shocked to hear of the loss of your mother. Billie was such a sweet lady. The last time I saw Billie was at the beauty shoppe, she was a classy lady and wanted to look good at all times! She was as sweet as she was pretty, I know each one of you were proud to call her MOM! I know it took a lot out of Billie when Burton passed, but she is back with the love of her life and at peace! I am so sorry to have missed the visitation, I would have loved to have seen all you again. Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season. And remember you still have Towry Family in Lincoln County!!!

    Reply
  4. Al Hammons

    Bill: I would like to be there for you during this time of loss and sadness. Current circumstance prevents my physical presence. You know I am there for you in heart and spirit. Please know all your true friends are standing tall beside you during this time of sorrow. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Real friends are a treasure and you know there are many of us. Please convey my feelings off condolence to Shields as I know his loss, like yours has not just been a most recent one. It is time for closure and rest for each of you. Keep the good times in yourr heart. NO ONE CAN TAKE THOSE!

    Reply
  5. L. Susan Fife Stroup

    Ms. Billie was such a beautiful, gracious woman. As my Mom reminded me, she was one of my favorite Sunday School teachers too! Thank you for helping raise me.

    Reply
  6. Bill Towry

    I was very sad to hear of my mothers passing thru the social worker at Guardian Health Services in Nashville at 8am friday morning. Mom’s health declined rapidly when she was taken away from her hometown,family,friends and church. I have a lot of good memories of working side by side with my mother and father at the cotton gin,grainery and most importantly the trucking company for 18 years. Thank you to everyone that was so kind to my mom while she was sick. Your Loving Son, Bill Towry

    Reply
  7. Judy Stafford

    I am so sorry to hear of Billie’s passing…She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I remember seeing her at the cotton gin in years past in cotton season. She was truly a sweet lady.My thoughts and prayers are with you..
    Judy Stafford

    Reply

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