Elder William A. Rowan

Elder William Alexander Rowan passed away peacefully on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born and reared in Harriman, Tennessee where he received his education. Mr. Rowan graduated from the University of TN-Knoxville receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Elder Rowan was an educator in the Knoxville, Maryville, Alcoa and Blount County Schools before relocating to Chattanooga, TN where he retired as an educator from Brainerd High School. A long-time member and minister in the FBH Church where he was elevated to Presiding Elder serving the Central Georgia District until his health fail. Preceded in death by mother, Barbara Jean Rowan; father, Cleo Hutchins; grandmother, Pauline Rowan-Johnson; 6 grandaunts; 2 granduncles; 3 aunts; 3 uncles; many cousins other relatives and friends. He leaves to cherish his memory: devoted aunt, Gracie (Charles) Cooper of Pontiac, MI; devoted cousins, Cynthia (Ronald) Wells and Charles Bates of Pontiac, MI, Reverend Ralston (Rose) Kilby, Silver Springs, MD, and George A. Tolbert, Knoxville, TN; devoted friend & colleague in Ministry, Reverend Jesse R. Parker; many other relatives and friends too numerous to name. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM until 12:00 noon with the Celebration of Life Service to follow at Mt Moriah FBH Church, 2001 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921. The final resting place will be at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Maryville Pike, following the service. A white dove release will conclude the services.

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