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Terry Rowe

Born: Tue., Dec. 9, 1941
Died: Fri., Apr. 11, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 14, 2014
Location: J. C. Harwell Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Location: Chapel of J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home

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Terry Michael Rowe, 72, of Covington passed away on April 11, 2014. He was born in Covington, Georgia on December 9, 1941 to Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe. He was married to the former Barbara Ketchem for 49 years. Mr. Rowe worked at Big Star for 28 years before finishing his career as a store manager at Food Depot.  He was a great pal to his grandkids and loved to take them fishing.  He was always there to support them at all sporting and school functions.  His mother and father, Ray and Rachel (Crawley) Rowe preceded him in death.

Terry is survived by: his wife Barbara; son and daughter-in-law Jimmy and Beth Rowe of Social Circle; and daughter and son-in-law Terri (Rowe) and Leslie Livingston of Newborn; as well as his grandchildren Kevin Rowe, Whitney Rowe, Kassidy Livingston and Steven Livingston. He is also survived by Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law Fred and Shareen Ketchem of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services for Mr. Rowe will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Barnes officiating. Interment will follow at Covington Mill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00pm until 8:00pm on Monday, April 14, 2014.  J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, 2157 East Street S.E., Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line at www.harwellfuneralhome.com

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Barbara and Wayne Hunt
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014

We send our sympathy and prayers on the passing of Terry. Just two days prior he had replied that he would be at the next Class of 1960 gathering. We always enjoyed being with Terry and Barbara in our gatherings. Prayers for all.

Barbara and Wayne Hunt

Winona Digby
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Please know how very sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Winona Digby (Little Bit)

Sally (Bucckalew) Jarrett
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Heartfelt condolances to family.

Teresa Mosley
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Deepest Sympathy, love and prayers to the Rowe family. I'm so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I love all of you, just as if you were my own family. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. May Gof Bless each of you during this difficult time.

Nancy Axon
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Terri and Family, my thoughts and prayers for peace and strength are with you now in this time of sorrow. May your precious memories bring you comfort.

Renate Ketchem
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
I'm so sorry for Terry passing, he will be sadly missed by many people. he was a good husband. father and grandfather. sadly he had to leave this world! My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Renate

Sue Donaldson Frost
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
My prayers are with the family during this time. I am very sorry for your loss

Jimmy & Rhonda Gunnells
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Prayers to all the family during this time. May God be your side and wrap you in comforting arms.

Ginny & Wayne Morris
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Terry was a wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ginny & Wayne

Donald Carter
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
Dear Barbara and Family-It is with deep sorrow,your loss of Terry,God Bless You.

Carlita Price Hicks
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Terry was the coolest manager at Big Star ever. He always had a kind word for Jackie Smith and I when we worked there. I truly enjoyed working for him, especially when he let me run the floor buffing machine. The Rowe family is in my prayers.

Omer Hackett Kelly
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Barbara, so sorry to hear about Terry. I know how much you will miss him. You are in my prayers. Love, Omer

Don Selke, Jr.
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Barbara and family, My mother, and Marilyn and I, send our condolences to you with regard to Terry. We know how much he was loved by his family and friends. We really enjoyed your visit to California a few years ago. Terry was so fun to be around. Terry will live in our memories as the truly nice person he was. You are in our hearts. You have our deepest sympathy. God bless you and your family in this difficult time.

Jami Draper
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
I just want to say I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Rowe. He was a very Sweet Man. He sure did love his family. I will miss seeing him at the school with his Grandchildren. May God be with you all in this sad time and bring you comfort.

Karen Griffin Dean
   Posted Mon May 26, 2014
I worked for Terry at the Belvedere Big Star during in the 1970's, and I remember Terry fondly. He was such a pleasant person to work for - always smiling and positive. I remember him hosting several parties for the Big Star staff - he knew how to relate well with his co-workers who were mainly teenagers. I worked for Terry when I was in high school and later, when I was in college. He wrote a letter of recommendation for me when I applied for a teaching position in DeKalb County in 1981. I retired from teaching in 2009... meaning I got that job Terry recommended me for! In recent years, I've looked on the internet and Facebook to reconnect with Terry, just to say hello and hope he's doing well, but could never locate him. I've come across at least three other co-workers from those Big Star days, and none of us knew how to reach Terry. Today, I looked for Terry again on Google and his obituary came up. My heart sank. I will never get the chance to tell him what a wonderful boss he was, or how much I appreciated his letter of recommendation that helped me land my teaching position. I wanted to ask him how his family is and what he's been doing since the 1970's, and I wanted to tell him about my accomplishments in life and about my family. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Terry. He was a fine man and I'm sorry I didn't get the chance to reconnect.

Charlene Sorrells
   Posted Tue May 27, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about his passing....He was a great person ...not only was he my boss he was a very dear and wonderful man to work for........
He truly will be missed...

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