Sarah Ilene Eggers Lowrance
Born Jan. 8, 1922, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Tip and Blannie Eggers Eggers. Ilene was a homemaker and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Charles Lowrance and wife, Sandra, of Moravian Falls, Rosedna "Susie" Auton and husband, Jay, of Austinville, Va., Lou Ann Church and husband, Bruce, of Deep Gap, Linda Robbins and husband, Roy, of Stanley, and Roger Lowrance and wife, Debbie, of Deep Gap; two sisters, Geraldine Matheson and Willeen Albright both of Lenoir; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lowrance; one grandson; Tim Lowrance; and three brothers, Stuart, Mack and Carl Eggers.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ilene Eggers Lowrance will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Chuck Campbell and the Rev. Herbert McCoy.
Burial will follow at Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens. The family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the church. At other times friends may call at the home of a daughter, Lou Ann Church, Rocky Point Acres Road in Deep Gap.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Poplar Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, in care of Ann Welch, 214 Old Clayton Greene Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to the American Diabetes Association, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336 M, Charlotte, NC 28202.
Online condolences may be shared with the Lowrance family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.