Alma Rowland Walls, 89, of Andrews died Monday, January 21, 2013 in an Andrews care center. She was a native of Jackson County, AL, but had lived in Andrews for most of her life. She was a retired seamstress from Owenby Manufacturing and was a member of the McClelland Cove Baptist Church. Alma was a locally known artist known mostly for her religious and landscape paintings.
She was the daughter of the late Carl and Zella Henson Maynor and the wife of the late Arnold D. Rowland, who died February 3, 1978 and Coleman Walls. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Judy Huffacker, Martha Palmer, and Eulla Moeller; and a brother, Ken Maynor.
Surviving are a daughter, Sara Rose Barton and husband, Grant of Andrews; two sons, Bobby Rowland and wife, Barbara of Whitwell, TN and Danny Rowland and wife, Carolyn of Hiawassee, GA; four sisters, Johnnie Choates of South Pittsburg, TN, Susie Ashley and Frances Grayson both of Chattanooga, TN, and Linda Walker of Bridgeport, AL; two brothers, George and Willie Maynor both of Bridgeport, AL; and nine grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews with the Revs. Jerry Tatham and Eddie Hardin officiating and Virginia Adams doing the eulogy. Interment was in Aquone Cemetery. Pallbearers were Neal and Michael Witt, Robert and Chris Rowland, Nicholas Argyle, and Bobby Grindstaff.
The family received friends from 6-9 Wednesday evening at the Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews.
The family requests memorials be made in memory of Alma Rowland Walls to the Aquone Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 71 Old School Road, Topton, NC 28781.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.