Obituary – Barbara Ann Williams Rowe

Published 11:34 am Thursday, August 1, 2019

Barbara Ann Williams Rowe, 80, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, after battling an extended illness. She lived a rich life blessed with family and friends and will be greatly missed and always loved.


Visitation will be on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at United Funeral Service in New Albany, Miss., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

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Barbara was born on November 13, 1938, to Harvey and Hazel Williams in Augusta, Ga. She was married to Edward P. Rowe, Sr. for 64 years and together they had six children. Barbara retired from Whirlpool Corp in Oxford and before had worked for many years at Harco Pharmacy in New Albany. She and her husband Ed retired to the Thaxton community where they enjoyed traveling, riding motorcycles, boating at Pickwick Lake, taking care of their dog, Rowdy, and spending time with family. She was a devout wife, mother, sister, mother-in-law, friend, and Christian.

Barbara was preceded in death by a brother, Ron “Bubba” Williams, and her parents, Harvey R. and Hazel Williams. She leaves behind her children, Pam (Mark) Brann, Steve (Tamara) Rowe, Linda (Chris) Heaton, Lori (Barney) Hodges, Perry (Kathy) Rowe, and Amy (Bob) Mercier; a sister, Debbie (Mike) Long; a sister-in-law, Norma Williams; a special family friend, Jimmy Box, respectfully known as “Big Brother”; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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