Juanita Towie © Tahlequah Daily Press
November 15, 2011
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
Graveside services for Juanita Towie, 70, of Tahlequah will be held at 2:30, p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Towie Cemetery.
Officiating will be Rev. Paul Stewart and Chaplain Bill Holcomb. Interment will follow under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at tahlequahfuneral.com
She was born the daughter of Allen and Birdie (Bark) Hallmark on July 23, 1941, at the old Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah. She passed over Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 from her residence in Tahlequah.
Juanita was a loving, caring person who never met a stranger. Juanita was a devout Christian who had many musical talents and loved to sing Christian music. For many years she had a band. Calvary Baptist Church was her home church with Pastor Paul Stewart.
Juanita was married to Roy E. Towie, who passed in 2005. She has also been preceded in death by her parents; sister, Pauline Hallmark; and brother, Marion Hallmark.
She has a vast number of family and friends surviving her, including children she raised, Kathy Walker and Robert Walker, along with Danny Maritt and granddaughter, Lacy Scott. Butch Boykin was a special nephew in her heart. She is also survived by her niece, Kim Holt; sisters, Mary Carsten of Texas, Louella Rawls of Tahlequah, and Helen Henderson of Tahlequah; and many other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Roy Towie © Tahlequah Daily Press
April 19, 2006
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
TAHLEQUAH - Graveside services of Roy Towie, 60, of Tahlequah, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Towie Cemetery. Officiating was Rev. Roger Jones. Serving as pall bearers were Ronnie Towie, Lee Towie, James Pillow, Robert D. Walker, Wayne Guthrie and James Guthrie. Honorary Pall bearers were Robert W. Walker, Delbert Boykin, Thomas Talbert and Danny Talbert. Funeral arrangements were under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.
Roy Towie was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Tahlequah, the son of Alex and Vannie (Tennison) Towie.
He was a lifelong resident of Cherokee County, attending area schools. He was active in his church, where he loved to play his guitar; he was not known to miss a Sunday. He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter. He worked at the nursery. In his earlier years, he enjoyed softball and pitching horse shoes. Roy Towie died on April 14, 2006, in Tahlequah.
Preceding Roy in death are his parents; a daughter, Bettie Jean Towie; his first wife, Vivian Sparks Towie; step-grandson, Tyler Joseph Charles; and two sisters, Lorene Lucille and Medlin Phillips.
He is survived by his wife Juanita, of the home; they were married July 2, 1983. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory a granddaughter, Lacie Nicole Scott of Cookson; step-daughter Nadine Charles; granddaughter Ashly Dawn; brothers and sisters Lincoln Towie, Betty Guthrie and Emma Cobb, all of Tahlequah; and several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones. They will all miss him very much.
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