GOLCONDA, Ill. — James A. Lowery, 86, of Golconda died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Sept 14, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.
He was a member of First Baptist Church.
He was owner of Lowery’s Grocery store in Golconda. He worked as a news correspondent for the Paducah Sun-Democrat from 1968-77. He worked at the Golconda Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center as transportation/supply clerk and served as administrative officer from 1967 to 1990. He served three terms as mayor of Golconda and served on the Golconda Public Library Board.
He is survived by a sister, Sarah Doerner of Du Quoin, Ill., and several nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by one brother and an infant brother, and one sister. His parents were Charles Wilburn and Anna Bell (Turner) Lowery.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2013, at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda with Jeremiah Burdon officiating. Burial will be in the Peters Creek Cemetery near Elizabethtown, Ill.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Golconda Public Library, P.O. Box 523, Golconda, IL 62938 or to the Pope County Historical Society, P.O. Box 837, Golconda, IL 62938.