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Willie Nell Rowell

April 24, 1935 — October 27, 2017

Willie Nell Rowell

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory announces the funeral services of Willie Nell Rowell, age 82, who passed Friday, October 27, 2017 at her daughter’s residence in Jacksonville, FL under the care of Community Hospice. She was a native of Jeff Davis County residing in Jacksonville, FL the past 60 years, a homemaker and a member of Densmore Baptist Church.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Rowell and her parents, Robert B. and Tishie Miller Ray.


Surviving is her son, Matthew Otis Rowell of Ft. Hood, TX and a daughter, Deborah Hook of Jacksonville, FL; six grandchildren, Theron Freeman, Timmy Cobb, Alan, Samuel, Jarrett and Sadie Rowell ; several great-grandchildren;  three sisters, Bobbie Lovett of Sylvester, Carolyn Thompson of Tifton and Joyce Walls of Sylvester; one sister-in-law, Earlene Dixon of Jacksonville, FL and other family members also survive.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory with the Reverend Winson Butler and Sister Sarah Team officiating.


Interment will follow in the Satilla Baptist Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County.


Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Thursday.


Active Pallbearers will be nephews.


Family and friends may sign the on-line registry at


Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Willie Nell Rowell.



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