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Dorothy 'Dottie' Ann Rowell

June 2, 1935 — August 2, 2017

Hickox- Dorothy Ann “Dottie” Herrin Rowell, 82, of Nahunta, passed away Wednesday (August 2, 2017) at Southeast Georgia Health System after an extended illness.

Born in Nahunta, GA., her parents were Ralph McQuitty and Lois Dowling Herrin. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband, Virgil Rowell, 2 grandsons, Scotty Roberson and Dylan Herrin, 1 sister, Lillian Batten, 1 son-in-law, Franklin DePratter.

Mrs. Dottie drove the bus for many years for Brantley County, she worked in the lunchroom, as a clerk. She also worked at Ingles Groceries, and the Dime Store in her younger years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, doing word search puzzles, watching Bonanza and reading. Of all the things, she enjoyed she loved her family most of all.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Denise Rowell, three daughters and a son-in-law, Hazel DePratter and Ann and Lamar DePratter all of Hickox, and Gail Roberson of Hickox. Nine grandchildren and their spouses, Brian DePratter of Hickox, Marlan DePratter (Cayla) of Raybon, Ashleigh Roberson of Hickox, Amanda Herrin of Nahunta, Dacia Olson (Eric R.) of Ludowicci, Brandon Rowell (Elizabeth) of Hickox, Jamie Rowell of Hickox, Erica Johns (Tyler) of Hickox, Brandy Gill (Robbie) of Offerman. Eighteen great grandchildren, Jay, Joey, Kaity, Kelly, Raegan, Caislyn, Micah, and Lila DePratter, Colby and Faith Morris, Blake Raulerson, Braizlyn Albritton, Eric Olson, Dylan Herrin, Hunter and Cole Gill, Annilynn and Ross Johns, and Ellie Jo Rowell and a special friend and caregiver, Debbie McCarthy of Nahunta. Also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Friday (August 4, 2017) starting at 6 PM at Hickox Baptist Church

A funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon (August 5, 2017) at 3:00 PM at Hickox Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Johns and Rev. Ray , McMillan, and Rev. Jamie Giddens officiating.

Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Family will be receiving friends at Ms. Dottie’s resident at 7858 Riverside Rd. Nahunta, Ga. 31553

Pallbearers will be grandchildren and great grandchildren and a nephew, Brian DePratter, Brandon Rowell, Marlan DePratter, Jay DePratter, Joey DePratter, Colby Morris, Blake Raulerson, Ashleigh Roberson, Alan Stickland, Amanda Herrin, Jamie Rowell. Erica Johns, Eric A. Olson, Kaity and Kelly DePratter and Faith Morris.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta. Sympathy may be expressed by signing online registry at

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