Melvin ‘Gene’ Lowe
BELLVILLE — Melvin “Gene” Lowe, 84, of Bellville died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in his home following a short illness.
He was born Feb. 22, 1923, in Cedar Bluff, Va., to Marion and Artie (Newberry) Lowe.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Browning Lowe; children, Kenneth Browning, Earshel Browning and Violet (Kip) Bowman, all of Bellville, and Janice (Tom) Erndt of Sunbury; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Sara) Lowe; sisters, Thelma Burgun and Kay (Calvin) Dunford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lowe Brown.
The family will receive friends Thursday, Jan. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Visitation continues Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in Lexington Church of Christ, 230 Delaware St., Lexington, where a worship celebration will follow at 11 a.m. Pastor T.J. Waters will officiate. Interment will be in Green Hills Memorial Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va.
Memorial contributions to Lexington Church of Christ Mission Fund or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.