Johnny Lowery

    Johnny Lowery, 53, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. in a Murphy hospital.
    Johnny was born in Tate, Ga., but lived in Cherokee County throughout his life.
    He worked for Creative Woodworks as a cabinet maker for nearly 15 years.  
    Johnny enjoyed racing, fishing, Tennessee football, and practical jokes was his favorite pastime. Johnny loved being a father and was proud of his family.
    He was the son of the late Mark Lowery and Roberta James Harrell. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Gulledge.
    Surviving are his loving wife of 28 years, Shea Lowery; two daughters, Shelby and Morgan Lowery, both of the home; two sons, Heath Goad and wife Kalie and Kelton Goad, all of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Doris Pressley of Murphy; two brothers, Harold Lowery and wife Teresa of Dalton, Ga., and Timothy Harrell and wife Michelle of Marble; three grandchildren, Avery, Hunter and Natalie Goad, and another grandchild on the way. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews.
    The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at

The Cherokee Scout

Mailing Address:
89 Sycamore St. 

Murphy, NC 28906
Phone: 828-837-5122
Fax: 828-837-5832