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Rufus Tillman 'R.T.' Rowell

February 27, 1927 — December 21, 2017

Trudie – Rufus Tillman “R.T.” Rowell, 90, of Trudie passed away Thursday morning (December 21, 2017) at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Trudie his parents were David Tillman Rowell and Minnie Mae Manning Rowell. He is also preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Diane Rowell; a son, Kerry Eugene Rowell; and 3 sisters, Bernice Waters, Laverne Morgan, and Wilma Hamil.

R.T. was a carpenter and was a Sergeant in the United States Army Airforce during WWII. He was a member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church and enjoyed wood working, fishing, and was a collector of many things.

Survivors include his wife, Selma Rowell of Trudie; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley Nolan Rowell of Brunswick, Robert Steve Rowell (Wanda) of Trudie, Kevin Andy Rowell of Brunswick, and Jack Eric “Charlie” Rowell (Brandy) of Trudie; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and also several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held thirty minutes prior to the service on Tuesday morning (December 26, 2017) starting at 10:30am at Raulerson Cemetery.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday morning (December 26, 2017) at 11am at Raulerson Cemetery with military honors with Rev. Jack Sinclair officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Rowell, Patrick Rowell, Christopher Rowell, Tyler Rowell, Kaleb Rowell, and Nolan Rowell.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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