Mr. James William Rowe

Mr. James William Rowe, 70, of Buena Vista, GA, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, GA.

A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at Buena Vista Cemetery with Reverend David Chapman officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 p.m.

Mr. Rowe was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Luthersville, GA, to Oliver Durward and Emma Annie Caldwell Rowe. He was employed by the Department of Transportation as a mechanic foreman. Coming from Meriwether County, he had been living in the area since 1993. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Claudine Murphy.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie Rowe, and two sons, Troy Rowe and Will Rowe, all of Buena Vista, GA; two daughters, September and Christopher Wiggins of Plains, GA, and April and Robert Frances of Buena Vista, GA; a brother, Douglas and Susan Rowe of Newnan, GA; four sisters, Ann Byrd of Cisco, GA, Carol Helton of Clayton, GA, Janice and Tony Murray of Grovetown, GA, and June and Gary Layton of FL. Grandchildren Gamble Wiggins, Sterlyn McCullough, Savannah McCullough, Sharin McCullough, Jessica Rowe and Tiffany Rowe also survive.

You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting Watson-Tante Funeral Home’s website at

Watson-Tante Funeral Home of Buena Vista, Georgia, was in charge of these arrangements.

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