Thursday, November 9, 1967
Spotlight On...

Mrs. Mary Rowlett, a patient in Pinewood Nursing Home for almost a year now, was born July 21, 1889 in Logan County. She moved to Scott County over fifty years ago with her husband, Joe Rowlett, whom she married March 7, 1908. To this union were born seven children, two boys and five girls. They are: Melven Rowlett and Mrs. Sophia Floyd of Waldron; Danny Rowlett, Kingsboro, California; Mrs. Dortha Scott, Kansas City, Missouri; Josie Hunt and Mrs. Nola Taylor of Springfield, Oregon; and Mrs. Iva Irons of Star City. Mr. Rowlett was a farmer in the Cedar Creek community for many years, raising mostly corn and cotton. Mrs. Rowlett helped him in the fields as well as being a devoted mother and homemaker. She remembers when it was nothing to raise twenty bales of cotton a year. Mrs. Rowlett is a member of Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She is pictured with two of her daughters, Mrs. Dortha Scott on the left and Mrs. Sophia Floyd on the right. Standing in the center back of Mrs. Rowlett is Mrs. Martha Owens, who has been a great help to Mrs. Rowlett. Mrs. Rowlett has 26 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She is seated in a new rocking chair presented to her by Mrs. Scott.

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