GASTONIA - Marie Lance Rowland, 104, passed away June 3, 2014, at Gastonia Rehab & Health Cen-ter.
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She was born Oct. 14, 1909, in Cherokee County, daughter of the late Ernest and Martha Jane Lance.
She was a member of Beech Avenue Baptist Church for over 70 years.
A graveside service will be held noon Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, 5521 NC Hwy 141, Marble, N.C., officiated by Pastor Homer Wilson.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel.
Marie is survived by sons, Virgil and Randall Rowland; daughter, Murline McCarter; seven grandchil-dren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Noah A. Rowland; two brothers and four sisters.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 5, 2014