Delcie Chittum Rowsey, 91, of Buena Vista died Aug. 18


Delcie Chittum Rowsey, 91, of Buena Vista, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018.

Delcie was born Sept. 20, 1926, to the late Henry M. Chittum and Virginia B. Chittum.  Mrs. Rowsey was a member of the First Brethren Church since March 19, 1950 (68 years)

Delcie is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Lewis E. Rowsey. She was also preceded in death by children Lewis Embree Rowsey Jr. and Richard Montgomery Rowsey. She was the last remaining child of eight, Eurcell Chittum, Bruce Chittum, Thurman Chittum, Hilmer Chittum, Ossie Coleman, Arletia Lightner, Margie Chittum. Delcie also had a grandson who  preceded her in death, Kenneth Franklin Rowsey.

Delcie is survived by her children, Franklin Douglas Rowsey and wife Penny, Dale Lynn Rowsey and wife Martha, Shawn Terrell Rowsey and wife Sherry, Dawn Rowsey Golden and husband Charles; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sister in law Angela Chittum; and many nieces, nephews and church family. Special thanks to staff and caregivers from Maury River Health Care, Heritage Hall and Rockbridge Area Hospice.

The family will receive friends Monday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 pm. at Bolling Grose and Lotts Funeral Home.

A funeral with the Rev. Mike Hamilton officiating will be Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Brethren Church Women’s Ministry and Hospitality or an organization of your choice.

Arrangements are by Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Home.



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