Rose New Fowler

Published 8:24 pm Sunday, May 8, 2016

COMO, N.C. — Rose New Fowler, 59, a beloved wife, daughter, mother and grandmother, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on May 7, 2016.

Rose New Fowler

Rose New Fowler

She was born in Williamsburg and was a former Inspector for the USDA.

She was predeceased by her mother, Martha Dixon New; a daughter, Rose Ann; and a sister, Ann Lee New.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Tommy Lee Fowler of Como, North Carolina; her father, Calvin A. New of Como; two daughters, Spring Byrum (Rubin) and Tabatha Fowler, both of Como ; her son, Tommy Lee Fowler II (April) of Como; three sisters, Brenda Hedgepeth of Ahoskie, North Carolina, Janet Davis of Como and Carolyn Pierce of Ahoskie; a brother, John A. New of Lasker, North Carolina; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and honorary children, Angela and Russell Putnam and David and Adam McMillion.

The graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, in Williamsburg Memorial Park, 130 King William Drive, Williamsburg, with the Rev. Sandy Outlaw officiating.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Wright Funeral Home, 206 W. 4th Ave., Franklin.