SHELBY - Martha Deane Towery, 80, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Kitty Askins Hospice Home in Goldsboro, NC. Born September 23, 1932, in Shelby, she was the daughter of the late W.T. "Bert" Brackett and Edith Hayes Brackett. She was retired from Shelby City School System, a homemaker, and former member of First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Towery. She is survived by her three sons Joseph Towery and wife Frankie of Fleming Island, FL; Dr. Chuck Towery and wife Beth of Kinston, and Keith Towery of Charlotte, NC; three brothers, Foy Brackett and Rev. Jim Brackett both of Lawndale, and Bill Brackett of Brown's Summit; eight grandchildren, Andrew Towery, Joshua Towery, Emily Towery, Hayes Towery, James Towery, Kate Towery, Chip Towery, Jr. and Megan Towery. Visitation, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, N.C. Condolences may be made online at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
. Funeral Services, 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2013, Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston, N.C., officiating, Dr. Tracy Jessup. Interment, Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston, N. C. Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home and Edwards Funeral Home.