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Bettye Seay Rowell

October 18, 1928 — March 26, 2019

Bettye Seay Rowell, 90 of Hortense, passed away Tuesday (March 26, 2019) at The White House Personal Care Home, in Waycross.

Born in Russellville, AL., her parents were Murphy Seay and Flora Allen Seay. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Silas Rowell; two sons, John Rowell and Wayne Rowell; and a brother, Arnold Seay.

Mrs. Bettye retired after teaching for 33 years with the Brantley County School System. She was a member of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading her bible, teaching Sunday School, sewing, and taking care of others.

Survivors include her son, Scott Rowell, of Waycross; three foster children, Ronnie Strickland (Pam), of Boiling Springs, SC., Brenda Jacobs (Roy), of Hortense, and John Strickland, of Statesboro; three grandchildren, Mark Rowell, Matthew Rowell, and Alyssa Rowell; one sister and brother-in-law, Doris McDowell (Tom), of Russellville, AL. Also several other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday (March 30, 2019) at 11AM at Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Sinclair officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, at the Church.

Burial will follow in Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Gary Strickland, Joey Strickland, J.B. Strickland, Andy Riggins, Mike Carver, and Charles Brauda.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Twin Rivers Missionary Baptist Church.

Family and Pallbearers are asked to meet at the church by 1030AM Saturday.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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