Age: 57 Address: Belmont, NC Date of Death: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Debra Sharon Lowery Harkins of Belmont, North Carolina went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 23rd surrounded by her loving family. A native of Mitchell County, she was a daughter of Thelma Ruth Hall Lowery and the late Arnold Lowery. Debra was a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook and was a “river rat,” having enjoyed rafting, swimming, boating and anything to do with water.
Surviving in addition to her mother is her loving husband of 23 years, Jeff Harkins; son, Chris Lowery and wife, Christie, of Spruce Pine; sisters: Caryoleen Ward, Lillian Vaughn and husband, James, Cynthia Hollifield all of Spruce Pine and Betty Vance of Cherryville; brothers: Ronnie Lowery and wife, Pat, of Marion and Johnny Lowery and wife, Judy, of Spruce Pine; grandchildren: Christopher James Lowery and Michael Howard Lowery both of Burnsville and Karen Bailey of Connecticut; step-grandchildren: Sabrina Woody and Todd Woody both of Spruce Pine.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th in Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church. Rev. Dallas Renfro and Rev. Russell McKinney will officiate. Burial will follow in the Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church.
The family request memorial donations be made to Gideons International PO Box 611, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. To send an online condolence, please visit the website: www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.