Smith, Nellie Lowman

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Nellie Lowman Smith, age 102 of Sandy Hook, CT, formerly of Pulaski County, Va., died Sunday afternoon August 26, 2007 At Ashlar of Newtown, a Masonic facility. She was born on March 14, 1905 in Pulaski County, and was the daughter of the late Naomi Cole Lowman and the Reverend Jottie Joseph Lowman.

She was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church in Ashland, KY, and a former member of the Cecil Chapel United Methodist Church in Hiwassee, Va. She attended the Radford Normal School, now known as Radford University, was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Colonial Dames XVII Century, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

She was a direct descendant of Barrister John Sollers, who in 1692, was consignatory to address from Protestants to His Majesty King of England for permission to establish the Anglican Church in Calvert County, MD. She was a descendant of the Cecil Family who settled in Southwest Virginia in the early 1700’s.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Houston Smith, a son, Dr. John Joseph Smith, and two brothers, Willard and Trent Lowman.

She is survived by her daughter, Naomi S. Sharpe of Oronoque, CT, along with six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday September 1, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cecil Chapel Cemetery with the Reverend Garnett Byrd officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday at Thomas M. Seagle & Sons from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cecil Chapel Cemetery, Ms. Jane Morris, 5901 Linkous Ferry, Hiwassee, Va. 24347.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements by Thomas M. Seagle & Sons, Pulaski.