Classof 1982 [Retha Lowe passed away]

Classof 1982 [Retha Lowe passed away]

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Lexington, KY

#1 Oct 2, 2009
On the Lexington News yesterday at GeorgeTown they showed a picture of a red car said the lady driving hit a tree and was 45 years old originally from Olive Hill Ky. They then showed a picture of Retha Lowe I can't remember what her last name was now. And they stated she has a 16 year old son. My PRAYERS goes out for the family.

Olive Hill, KY

#2 Oct 2, 2009
is she Grady lowes sister
west class of 83

Lexington, KY

#3 Oct 2, 2009
Her married name was Purcel. Really is sad. I feel bad for her family and Am praying for them. I live in Georgetown now.

Cleveland, GA

#4 Oct 2, 2009
Go to Lexington it has a picture of the car and the story. It was alchol related and she wasn't wearing a seat belt.

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Oct 2, 2009
Retha Lynn Lowe Pursel (1964-2009)

Retha Lynn Lowe Pursel, age 45, of Georgetown, formerly of Olive Hill, passed away Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 2009, in Georgetown, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Ms. Pursel was born Sept. 21, 1964, in Rowan County, a daughter of Lloyd and Jessie Fultz Lowe of Olive Hill.

Retha was a 20-year employee of Estate Source Realtors in Georgetown and a graduate of Morehead State University in Morehead. She attended the First Christian Church in Olive Hill.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a son, Dylan Lane Pursel of Georgetown; three sisters, Rosetta Lowe of Georgetown, Brenda and Gary Mozingo, and Caffie and Gary Caudill, all of Olive Hill; one niece, Shawna Erbe and Jim of West Milford, N.J.; and former husband, Ray Pursel of Georgetown. She also leaves other extended family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with Brother David Gee and Brother Ron Arnett officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter Memory Gardens in Grayson.

Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday and until the service hour Monday at the funeral home.

Gary Caudill, Gary Mozingo, Jim McCormick, Elmer Lee Lowe, Mike Lowe, Lloyd H. Lowe and Allen King will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to .

Dahlonega, GA

#6 Oct 2, 2009
lhk wrote:
is she Grady lowes sister
No, Jessie's daughter .Regards

Ashland, KY

#7 Oct 2, 2009
I didn't know Retha well in school but she was always very nice. My heart goes out to her son and family. We all need to pray for them.

Salyersville, KY

#8 Oct 5, 2009
I saw this one the lexington news Friday, and had no idea who it was. We went to school together for 13 years, her mom was one of our teachers a Grahn. I really hate this. This makes several from the 82 class, but when it's someone that you started school with, especially in such a small enviroment, it's even worse. Prayers to her son and family.

Grayson, KY

#9 Oct 7, 2009
she had the most beautiful eyes

Lexington, KY

#10 Oct 7, 2009
I went to school with her for 4 years. What I remember the most was she was serious but she always laughed at my lil jokes we had alot of classes together with her best friend Leona and when she laughed she really laughed like moving ur body when I think of her I see her [she was a good girl]

Bladensburg, MD

#11 Jun 10, 2015
lexington wrote:
Go to Lexington it has a picture of the car and the story. It was alchol related and she wasn't wearing a seat belt.
Coroner ruled a distraction!!!!!

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