TSgt. (Ret.) Paul Edward Towery, 84, of Hermitage, passed away on Friday (March 8, 2019) in Hermitage, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was born on Jan. 7, 1935 in Lincoln County to the late Bunyan Bryant “B.B.” and Clara Odell Beddingfield Towery.  Upon graduating from Central High School, Mr. Towery served his country in the U.S. Navy and later in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1995.  Paul enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and reading his Bible.  He attended the Lincoya Hills Baptist Church in Hermitage. Survivors include his daughters, Karen Chapman of Hermitage and Sherry Accaria of Fayetteville; grandchildren, James Paul (Jessica) Chapman, Edward “Lee” Parks, Jonathan Ross (Breanna) Parks and Ashley Lynn Williams, all of Fayetteville; and a sister, Faye Johnson of Fayetteville.  In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn Steelman Towery in 2014, and a sister, Marlyn Ramsey. Graveside funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, at Prospect Cemetery.  Dr. Ronnie Gay will officiate.  Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family.

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