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Dorothy Rowland

Mrs. Dorothy Wynelle Rowland, age 78, of Vidalia, died Friday, August 12, 2022, after extended illness.  She was a native of Macon, a graduate of Miller High School in Macon, and a graduate of Macon Junior College, earning a degree in Interior Design.  She worked many years at Ethan Allen in Macon as Store Designer, and taught Interior Design at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia.  She was co-owner of Grub and Gas Food Stores, EDR Investments, (Mr. Ed’s Cars) and R&R Finance.  She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Hardison Baptist Church in Byron, before moving to Vidalia in 1988, and currently is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Viola Ussery of Macon; and three brothers, Raymond Ussery of Macon, James Ussery of Cochran, and Charles Ussery of Warner Robins.

Her family includes her husband of fifty-three years, Ed Rowland; three sons, Joe Davis and wife Kathy, all of Vidalia; Eddie Rowland and wife Charlene of Smith Station, Alabama, and Jim Rowland and wife Dena of Sharpsburg; one sister, Wylene Manning of Naples, Florida; one brother, Grady Ussery of Vidalia; seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, two great-grandchildren to be born soon, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, August 15th, at 3:00 p.m. at the mausoleum of Lakeview Memorial Gardens with Pastor Mark Sweat and Randy McDuffie officiating. 

The family will receive friends at Lakeview from 2:00 until just prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting their website at stjude.org

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Wynelle (Ussery) Rowland, please visit our floral store.

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