Annie R. May Rowe

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie R. May Rowe, 88 of Houston, Texas will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Old Center Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Hawthorns. Mrs. Rowe was called home January 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Ann’s life journey began November 30, 1927. She was born to the marriage of Manual and Annie O’Rear May of Joaquin, Texas. Ann was a lifelong cosmetologist working in a small salon in Tenaha, Texas, later moving to Vidor, where she owned her own beauty salon on Tannahill Street. It was there she became a teacher of cosmetology. She taught three years at Vidor High School, then Orangefield, and then to Cedar Hill, in the Garland, Texas area. Ann retired from Panola College after 16 years, ending a cosmetology career spanning five decades. The years following, Ann owned and operated two dress shops in Center and Carthage. She was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the V.F.W., working on many fundraising events. Ann’s true love was her children, grandchildren, great and great-great grands. She loved to cook, was a wonderful seamstress and loved spending time with family and friends. Loved by her family, she will be missed greatly. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Floyd May and a son, Kenneth H. Rowe. Mrs. Rowe is survived by her son, Joseph F. Rowe and wife Tracy of Joaquin, daughters, Carol Rowe DeBender and husband John of Houston, Mary Rowe Lopez and husband Genero of Houston, six grandchildren, Gregory Rowe, Kimberly Rowe Long, K. Bryan Rowe and wife Liz of Center, Trey Lopez and wife Mary of Houston, Baron Lopez and wife Jackie of Houston, Ana Michelle Lopez Castellano and husband Jehu of Houston, 14 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. An online guestbook can be signed at HYPERLINK “”. 

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