Sunday, October 22, 2017

Barbara Holdiness Lowman

Mrs. Barbara Ann Holdiness Lowman, 68, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at her residence in Louisville, Mississippi. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 2 p.m. in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dewayne Kelsey and Rev. Wayne Hill officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 11 a.m. until service time at Nowell Massey Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Crystal Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery.

Barbara was born March 25, 1949, to T. W. and Mary Nell Jennings Holdiness. Ms. Barbara loved and cared for others and was the manager of Mel’s Dairy Dream in Monroeville, Alabama, for more than 20 years. For the last two years, she has enjoyed being back home in Louisville and spending time with her children, brothers, sister and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Lowman is survived by her husband, James Lowman, of Monroeville, Alabama; two daughters, Tammy Garretson and husband, Tim, of Louisville; and Joy’l Herrington and husband, Joseph; and two sons, James Lowman, Jr.; and Chuck Grantham and wife, Kim, all of Alabama. She enjoyed being “Baba” to her 10 grandchildren: John Mark Dickerson and wife, Kristin; Linsey Collier; Clay Herrington; Jack and Taylor Lowman; Sean and Nicole Grantham; Krista Fulcher and husband, Shawn; Brandon Garretson and wife, Ayla; and Mark Garretson and wife, Jenae; as well as 10 great-grandchildren. Barbara leaves behind a sister, Sherry Morris and husband, Larry, of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and three brothers, Hubert Holdiness, of Greenville, Mississippi; John Holdiness; and Jerry Holdiness and wife, Ann, all of Louisville. She was preceded in death by her son, James Warner; her brother, Danny Ray Holdiness; her sister, Pamela Reel; and her parents.

Serving as pallbearers are Brandon Garretson, Patrick Holdiness, Bob Morris, Mike Morris, David Reel, and Jason Reel.

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at