James Rowell

Funeral services for Mr. James Ardelle Rowell will be held Friday, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home of Union. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Mr. Rowell, 82, of Union, passed away Wednesday, at John C. Stennis Memorial Hospital in DeKalb. He was retired from East MS State Hospital, where he served as a mechanic in the Maintenance Department.

Mr. Rowell will be remembered for his kind heart who was never able to say no to helping his friends. He loved helping people and never met a stranger. Mr. Rowell loved sitting on his front porch, but his greatest love was to his family, his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.

He is survived by his children, Robin High, Joel Davis (Betty), Dewayne Davis and Dennis Davis; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Sallie Rowell; one brother; one sister; and one infant sibling.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Friends may sign the online register at www.stephensfunerals.com.