Ruth Ghent Rowland, 77, of Salisbury, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017. She was born April 9, 1940, Lancaster, SC, to the late Ernest Hazel Ghent and Gladys Lee Watson Ghent.
Mrs. Rowland attended Lancaster Schools and retired from Tyco International. She attended Old Country Baptist Church in Salisbury.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Lee Rowland.
Mrs. Rowland is survived by her sisters, Catherine Waters and Robbie Snipes, both of Lancaster, SC, sister-in-law, Lois Katie Ghent of Marshall, TX, niece and caregiver, Linda McCoy of Salisbury, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Brookhill Memorial Gardens, conducted by Rev. Harold Smith, pastor of Parker Memorial Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary, 220 Grace Church Road, Salisbury, NC 28147.
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Rowland family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.