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Monroe County Schools Director Dies

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(Monroe County school director Michael Lowry passed away Christmas Eve. (Image courtesy Monroe County Schools) (Monroe County school director Michael Lowry passed away Christmas Eve. (Image courtesy Monroe County Schools)

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Michael Lowry, the director of Monroe County Schools, has died. A cause of death was not disclosed.

Assistant Director of Schools Tim Blankenship posted a statement on the district's website saying Lowry passed away on Tuesday.

WBIR-TV in Chattanooga reported Lowry served as an educator in Monroe County for almost 40 years. Blankenship said Lowry was a family man and loved to farm.

The statement asked people to keep his family in their prayers "as they cope with the untimely loss of a husband and father."

Blankenship said he will post information about funeral arrangements when they are completed.

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