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Rowena Smith Rhoton

Rowena Smith Rhoton, of Lynchburg, was born on March 13, 1925 and passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the age of 96. Visitation will be held at Lynchburg Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 29 from 4PM until 7PM. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 1PM at Lynchburg Funeral Home with Bro. AJ Alderman and Bro. Jack Hice officiating. Interment will take place at Lynchburg Cemetery. 

A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Ova Rolman Smith. She was a housewife and worked for Wilson Manufacturing for several years at her home. She was active in the Moore County Senior Citizens Center for many years and was on the board for 15 years. She was very sports-minded and was District Athlete of the Year in the Senior Olympics of Tennessee, winning many Gold Medals. She loved watching many sports on TV but her favorite teams were the Atlanta Braves and TN Lady Vols. She spent much of her time in her garden and tending to her flowers. Her favorite Bible verse was John 3:16. She attended Marble Plains Baptist Church for many years. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey H. Rhoton and three brothers: Charles, Emmett, and Harlan Smith. 

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She is survived by one son, Wayne Rhoton (Gaynell), one granddaughter, Amy (Ed) Cashion, three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Laney, and Aubrey Cashion and one great-grandson, Jaxton, all of Lynchburg. She is also survived by three siblings, Pete, Helen, and Georgie, and many nieces and nephews.  

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