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Rosa Elizabeth Newman Rowe, 102

Rosa Elizabeth Newman Rowe, 102

Rosa Elizabeth Newman Rowe, 102, of Hendersonville passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at the Elizabeth House.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Coatsworth Newman and Dovie Justus Newman; her husband, Robert Rowe; a daughter, Alice Jones; a sister, Ethel Mason Lynn and a brother, Leonard Newman.

She and her husband loved to travel and go camping. She enjoyed her vegetable garden and had been a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since 1953.

She is survived by two sons, David Coatsworth Rowe (Barbara) of Columbus, and Edward Lee Rowe (Susan) of Hendersonville; two daughters, Cathy Wilkie (Gene) of Mtn. Home, and Betty Adams (Dennis) of Hendersonville; 14 grandchildren, Fred, Archie, Lisa, Jeff, Bryce, Holly, Heidi, Bonnie, Becky, David Jr, Deborah, Curtis, Jonathan and Allen; 27 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Marc Swearingen officiating. Her body will lie in state for 30 minutes prior to the service in the church. A private burial will follow in the Dunlap Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson Funeral Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brevard Seventh-day Adventist Church Building Fund, 3535 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest NC 28768-7802.

Rosa's family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Randy Tryon for his excellent care of our mother.

Condolence cards may be sent to the family at or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.