Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


August 7, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Charlie Lowey (1929-2007)

Charles James Lowey, 78, of Ashland, passed away Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.

Charlie was born May 2, 1929, in Germantown, Ohio. He was the only son of the late James S. Lowey and Eunice Davis Lowey.

He graduated from Vinson High School, served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and retired in 1989 after 42 years as yard conductor with C&O; and the CSX Ashland yard. Charlie was an avid horseman and loved breaking, training and showing quarter horses. In later years he loved golfing and spent many hours playing. He also played the guitar and sang most of his life and was a member of First Baptist Church of Cannonsburg.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 47 years, Stella McKenzie Lowey; a daughter, Donna Rice and her husband, Mark, of Ashland; two grandchildren, Skyler Elswick and her husband, Aron, and Buck Davis; and three great-grandchildren, Rylie Elswick, Spenser Elswick and Emma Davis.

A chapel service to honor the life of Charlie Lowey will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Neal Funeral Home on Center Street in Catlettsburg. Words of comfort and inspiration will be offered by Pastor Stan Williams. Committal will be in Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1538 Central Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101.

Corey McPeek (1987-2007)

Benjamin Corey McPeek passed suddenly from this life at his home early Saturday morning on Aug. 4, 2007.

Corey was just 20 years of age, born June 3, 1987, in Ashland, Ky., the son of Connie Reeves McPeek of Ashland and Benjamin K. and Libby Shannon McPeek.

Corey was a member of Ironworkers Local 848 of Charleston, S.C., graduated from Boyd County High School Class of 2005 and was a member of Cyrus Chapel.

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