Mrs. Dorothy Lee Nolley Lowe died July 27 in Rockdale County. The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Governor Lee (Addie Ruth Weaver) Nolley, she was born in 1939 in Newton County. She joined Sims Chapel Baptist Church at an early age and served on the Usher Board. Mrs. Lowe graduated from R.L. Cousins High School in 1958. While in high school, she married Mr. Howard Lowe who preceded her in death. She was the proud mother of three daughters and one son. Mrs. Lowe was employed by Bibb Manufacturing where she retired after many years of dedicated service. In her retirement, Mrs. Lowe loved shopping (especially at Wal-Mart, Kmart and Kroger), going to church, sewing and cooking. She would cook breakfast every Saturday morning for her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other family members and friends. Mrs. Lowe was a remarkable woman, out-spoken, polite and blessed. She advised her children and grandchildren that whether the job was big or small to give it your best or not al all. She believed in putting God first and living by the Golden Rule.
Surviving are daughters Candice (Joseph) Reed, Tammie Smith, Sharon Smith; son Tracy Smith; grandchildren Latarus, Erica, Ketich, Camethia, Shawntavis, Shereka, Kalisha, Marques, Kentravis, Christan, Shamora, Asia, S'Khia; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Shirley Nolley Jeffries, Charlotte Nolley (Willie) Huff, Diane Glover Belcher; brothers Governor (Elizabeth) Nolley Jr., Kenny Tinsley; sisters-in-law Sadie Ivey, Lizzie Giles, Vera Hendrix, Glorious Lowe, Mary Lowe; aunts Bernice Thomas, Lenora Williams, Myrtice Smith; uncle Leon Nolley, special nephew Edward Nolley; a host of other loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special companion Sherry Smith and family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Sims Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Cecil Rozier officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.