Sara Nelle Rowe, 85, of Albany, GA died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at her residence. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Roy Cook will officiate. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Social distancing is required.
Mrs. Rowe was born in Irwin County, GA on October 11, 1934 to the late Donald Lee and Lillie Tucker Woodrum. After graduating from Irwin County High School and South Georgia College, she was employed by the Farmers Bank in Douglas, GA. Mrs. Rowe moved to Albany, GA in 1954 and was employed with First State Bank and Trust (now Regions) where she retired as Sr. Vice President of Human Resources.
She was a member and officer of the Albany Personnel Association, The Georgia Bankers Association Human Resource Committee, Chamber of Commerce, the SLIC Investment Club and a volunteer with the SOWGA Council on Aging. Mrs. Rowe was also an active member of Gillionville Baptist Church and the Adult Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Rowe, a brother, Don Woodrum and a sister, Lillian Rhodes.
Survivors include two sons, Greg (Lissa) Rowe of Albany, GA and Ryan (Erin) Rowe of Dumfries, VA, six grandchildren, Chris Rowe of Albany, GA, Melissa (Caine) Rowe Bickerstaff of Lee County, GA, Ethan Rowe, Andrew Rowe, Caleb Rowe, and Jonathan Rowe all of Dumfries, VA, two great-grandchildren, Bowen Bickerstaff and Brady Bickerstaff and a sister, Diane Atkinson of Hampton, GA.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.
Those desiring may make memorial donations in memory of Sara Nelle Rowe to Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, GA 31707.