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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.











#4 Terry Wolf McDonald 2013-03-01 11:41
I am so sorry for your family's loss. Alma was in the home when my Mom, Edwina, was there and Alma so looked after her and was such a comfort during Mom's passing. May the Lord's Peace be with you.
#3 Theresa El-Khouri 2013-02-02 14:39
I was so sorry to see in the Andrews paper that you had lost lovely Alma. I so enjoyed seeing her each time we visited Dad at Valley View. She always looked so beautiful and always especially enjoyed the gospel music. She sure will be missed.
#2 Melody Johnson 2013-01-24 20:41
Sarah Rose,
I didn't know of your mother's passing until it appeared in the paper. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know your mother when she and my mom shared a room at Valley View. Our thoughts are with you.
Chucky and Melody Johnson (daughter of Opal Hogan)
#1 Jason Yonce 2013-01-24 19:45
I thought a lot of Alma. I still have one of her paintings. I will miss seeing her at Valley View.
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