Mrs. Frances Row­land

The Covington News - - OBITUARIES -

Cald­well & Cowan Fu­neral Home

Frances Row­land of Cov­ing­ton passed away June 9, 2014 at the age of 84. For 38 years, Mrs. Row­land ded­i­cated her­self as a school teacher in New­ton, Rock­dale and Cobb coun­ties, tak­ing short breaks only to raise her six boys. Her teach­ing ca­reer in­cluded read­ing, sci­ence, bi­ol­ogy and girl’s PE. She was a faith­ful mem­ber of the First Bap­tist Church, in Cov­ing­ton, where she taught Sun­day School for sev­eral years and was a mem­ber of the Glean­ers Sun­day School class for 54 years. Mrs. Row­land liked spend­ing time out­doors, camp­ing and was an avid sports en­thu­si­ast. She en­joyed golf and play­ing women’s pro­fes­sional bas­ket­ball in At­lanta. She taught swim­ming and div­ing lessons and worked with Louise Fowler as a ten­nis in­struc­tor. Mrs. Row­land loved her fam­ily dearly, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was pre­ceded in death by her son, Jody Row­land; and her par­ents, Dewey and Mag­gie (Adams) Hicks.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 60 years, Tom C. Row­land; sons and daugh­ters-in-law, Tommy and Gaye Row­land of Ox­ford, Bill and Su­san Row­land of N. Au­gusta, SC, Mark and Lisa Row­land of Dublin, Danny and Dor­raine Row­land of Cony­ers, Ran­dall and Elisa Row­land of Niceville, FL; 15 grand­chil­dren; 8 great-grand­chil­dren; sis­ter, Char­lotte Hood of Ox­ford; brother, Jimmy Hicks of Cov­ing­ton; as well as sev­eral nieces and neph­ews.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice for Mrs. Row­land will be held Satur­day, June 14, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at the First Bap­tist Church, in Cov­ing­ton, with Rev. Charles Reynolds and Rev. Len Strozier of­fi­ci­at­ing. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends in the church fel­low­ship hall Satur­day, prior to her ser­vice, from 12:45 – 2:45 p.m. In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to First Bap­tist Church, c/o Sanc­tu­ary Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Cov­ing­ton, GA 30014.

www.cald­welland­cowan.com to place on­line con­do­lences 770-786-7062.

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