Rowena Rorie Tarlton (1923 - 2018)

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Mrs. Edna Rowena Rorie Tarlton, passed away on July 9, 2018. Born in Lilesville, NC, on March 17, 1923, she was the daughter of Willie Talmage Rorie, Sr. and Edna Gaddy Rorie. Rowena was married to Ward G. Tarlton, Sr. on June 29, 1947.

Rowena was an active member of First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro, where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, chairperson of a bereavement meal group, a United Methodist Youth Fellowship leader, Bible School teacher and a Thursday's Child Children's Choir helper. Her greatest contribution was as a Sunday School teacher in the children's division for sixty years.

Rowena was employed by Ballet Hosiery-Burlington Industries, Graphic Knits, and Anson County Schools.

Survivors include her son, Ward Tarlton, Jr. and wife, Darlene, of Oxford, NC; daughter, Barbara Tarlton of Wadesboro; and daughter, Linda T. Englert and husband, Carl, of Fletcher, NC; her grandson Gerald Tarlton and wife, Joan, of Durham; a granddaughter, Lindsay T. Satterwhite and husband, Vince, of Stem, NC; and a great-granddaughter, Avery Satterwhite. Rowena is also survived by her sister, Mary R. Daniels and husband, Jim, of Clinton, SC; and a sister-in-law, Odessa Brown of Surfside Beach, SC.

Funeral services will be 2:00PM Thursday in the First United Methodist Church, Wadesboro. The family will greet friends Wednesday at Leavitt Funeral Home from 6:00 to 7:30PM.

Leavitt Funeral Home is serving the Tarlton family.
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Published in Charlotte Observer on July 11, 2018