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Johnnie Mae Rowell

Johnnie Mae Rowell
Aug. 1, 1927 – Aug. 7, 2020
A funeral service was Aug. 17, 2020, at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Johnnie Mae Rowell, 93, of Foxworth, who died Aug. 12, 2020, at her residence. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Dr. Hiram Campbell and Rev. Zach Smith officiating.
Mrs. Rowell was born Aug. 1, 1927, in Oxford and moved to Columbia when she was in the eighth grade. Her father was the dairy farmer for the Columbia Training School. She was a long-time member of New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul B. Rowell; and her parents, William and Iva Tubbs White.
She is survived by two sons, Paul B. Rowell Jr. (Dawn), of Kokomo, Steve B. Rowell (Kathy), of Foxworth; three grandchildren, Elijah Daniel Rowell (Brooke), of Foxworth, Brandon Paul Rowell, of Kokomo, Shelbey Rowell Barrett (Taylor), of Foxworth; five great-grandchildren, Cole Magee Rowell, of Foxworth, Carter Elijah Rowell, of Foxworth, Carlee Elizabeth Rowell, of Foxworth, Isabella Marie Rowell, of Kokomo, Riley Banks Barrett, of Foxworth.
Pallbearers were Eli Rowell, Cole Rowell, Taylor Barrett, Brandon Paul Rowell, Carter Rowell, and Avery Fortenberry.
Honorary pallbearers were James R. Thomas, Grant Grisham, Berkley Hall, Raymond “Tate” Rowell.
Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at

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