DANIEL ALFRED ROWLAND Daniel Alfred Rowland, 88, of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice. He was born in Lumberton, NC, the son of the late John A. Rowland and Annie Rowland. He was the beloved husband of Alma Lee Rowland for 63 years. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester Rowland and Durham Rowland; and four sisters, Vista Pope, Loretta Barnhill, Iris Lee West, and Annie Neal Guy. Daniel served his country in the United States Army. He retired from McLean Trucking Co. in 1985 after 34 years. He was a member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and the Joe Allard Sunday School class. He served on the building and grounds committee and enjoyed keeping the church grounds nice. He loved his family and friends and was always ready to help them. He enjoyed restoring old cars and tractors and working and tending a garden. In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by his two sons, Daniel Ray Rowland (Donna) and Ronald James Rowland; one grandson, Kevin Rowland (Beth); one great-grandson, Logan Rowland; one great-granddaughter, Saleena Rowland; and one sister, Lillian Edwards. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00am Saturday, February 15, 2014 with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00am at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, 5524 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28409. The staff of Coble Ward-Smith is honored to serve the family of Daniel Alfred Rowland.