James Rowland

James W. Rowland, age 69, of Bethlehem passed away Friday, October 4, 2013.

Mr. Rowland enjoyed hunting, fishing, and collecting model cars. He enjoyed teaching at the CDL of Georgia Truck Driving School and retired from Averitt Express, as a truck driver with 45 years of experience. He is preceded in death by his parents, Winslow and Kansas Herron Rowland.

Survivors include: his former wife, Patty Rowland of Monroe; son and daughter-in-law, Rickey and Susan Rowland of Homer; daughter, Kay Rowland and partner Susan Owens of Albany; granddaughters, Stephanie Ellis and Husband Brent of Commerce, Kristin Hooper and husband Andy of Gillsville; and sister, Gerry King of Gaffney, SC.

The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Hospice Services, P.O. Box 6588 Athens, GA 30604. Please specify in memory of James W. Rowland.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Oct. 7 to Nov. 6, 2013