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Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Armstrong Lowry

Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Armstrong Lowry, 75, of Jamestown, NC, died on April 7, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC.

She was a native of Hazlehurst, the daughter of John T. and Helen Saunders Armstrong.
Mrs. Lowry graduated from Hazlehurst High School and attended MSCW before obtaining a B.A. degree in English from the University of Mississippi, and a Master’s degree from Tulane.

Betty and Ivan Lowry (now deceased) were married in 1961. They settled in Jamestown, NC, in 1973 after living in Baton Rouge, Charleston, SC, and Chattanooga. She devoted her career to teaching English at the high school and college level. In 2008 Betty married Robert Clendenin at the chapel in Yellowstone National Park.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, NC.

Survivors include: her husband, Robert Clendenin; children, Elizabeth Borland and husband, William, of Decatur, GA, and Michael Lowry and wife, Bonny Moellenbrock, of Durham, NC; brothers, John T. Armstrong, Jr. and wife Sarah of Hazlehurst, and James S. Armstrong and wife Carey of Jackson; granddaughters, Mara Elizabeth Lowry, Sophie Grace Lowry, Reagan Elizabeth Borland and Miranda Grace Borland.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Friends of the Library, University of Mississippi, P. O. Box 249, University, MS 38677 or First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

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