Millard "Buddy" Rowe, 87, of Newborn, passed away July 2. Buddy was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served his country during World War II. He was a deacon and charter member of Parkwood Hills Baptist Church, as well as Deacon Emeritus at Shiloh Baptist Church. He founded the Georgia Hummers Association and Newborn Taxidermy and co-founded of the Newborn Horneyhead Festival and Fishing Tournament. Mr. Rowe enjoyed photography and was an avid hunter, fisherman and bee keeper. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Elizabeth (Jackson) Rowe and his parents Claude Millard and Maggie Lee (Adams) Rowe.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Alan King of Dunlap, Tenn., Elisa Rowe of Newborn; son and daughter-in-law Doug and Vicki Rowe of Covington; granddaughter Michelle Price and her husband Ernest of Newborn; grandsons Jason Rowe of Social Circle, Andy Rowe and his wife Brynne of Covington; great-grandchildren Skyler Price, Kensley Rowe, Emma Rowe, Eli Rowe, Cash Rowe; three brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 5, at Shiloh Baptist Church, in Newborn, with the Rev. Danny Sorrells officiating, and interment following in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 4. Flowers are accepted, or those who wish to make contributions in Buddy's honor, may do so to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.