Catherine Blalock Lowder


Catherine Blalock Lowder, 80, wife of Joseph Armstrong Lowder, Jr., died Monday, June 1, 2020, at her home.

Born August 16, 1939, in Bowden, NC, she was a daughter of the late John William Blalock and the late Rella Moss Blalock. She was a retired lab director for Clarendon Memorial Hospital with 42 years of service, and she received the TWIN award from the Sumter YMCA. She was a member of Jordan United Methodist Church and the church choir. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. 

She is survived by her husband of 60 years of Manning; three children, Cynthia Pack of Manning, Wayne Lowder (Julie) of Sumter and Brenda Barnes (Timmy) of Dalzell; six grandchildren, Daniel Robert Pack III (Kelsey), Hunter Birgerson (Samantha), Madison Lowder, Tyler Pack, Jordan Pack and Jackson Barnes; and a great granddaughter, Presley Pack.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Daniel Robert Pack, Jr.; two brothers; and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Jordan United Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor John Watts officiating. 

Memorials may be made to Jordan United Methodist Church, c/o Colleen Bochette, 2048 Bethlehem Road, Manning, SC 29102, or to the Alzheimer’s Association of SC, 4124 Clemson Blvd., Anderson, SC 29621.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


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