James Oscar Rowell

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James Oscar Rowell, 65, of Varnville, SC passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Rowell was born July 17, 1951 in Hampton, SC to the late Harold J. Rowell and Mary Lee Peeples Rowell. He was an auto and tractor mechanic for North End Tractor and Smith’s Auto Body. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish. He was a member of Cypress Creek Baptist Church.

Mr. Rowell is survived by his son, James Aaron Rowell of Varnville; special friends, Beverly Schrewseuberry, Donnie and Vickie Smith, and Debra Rhoden; brothers, Wayne Rowell of Allendale, SC and Robert J. Rowell (Debbie) of Grays, SC; sisters, Lorene Breland (Billy) of Walterboro, SC and Cynthia Wilson (Charles) of Brunson, SC; granddaughter, Lillie Ann Rowell; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Rowell, Charles Rowell, and John Rowell and his sister, Debra Wilson.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Sauls Funeral Home, 310 W. Adams St., Ridgeland followed by burial in Grimes Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday, April 17, 2017 at the funeral home.

Sauls Funeral Home of Ridgeland is assisting the family with arrangements.