~ IN MEMORY ~
Mrs. Caroline Rowley, widow of DL Capt. Harold G. Rowley
September 5, 1928 ~ March 19, 2020
Notification with the passing of Mrs. Caroline Rowley, age 91, widow of Delta Air Lines pilot Captain Harold Garner Rowley who passed in August 2001. Both obituaries appear below.
Obituary information for Caroline may be viewed online at
For those wishing to send a personal note to the family, whitepages lists the most recent address as
200 Breitbrunn Chase , Duluth GA 30097.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituary………………… ROWLEY (TILLER), Caroline
Mrs. Caroline Tiller Rowley age 91, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Johns Creek, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Harold G. Rowley.
Caroline enjoyed a wonderful life as a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Caroline was born Sept. 5, 1928 in College Park, GA, to Julia H. Wells (Woodward) and Thomas W Tiller. She graduated from College Park High School class of '45 and then attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, GA. Caroline worked for the FAA where she met her husband Harold G. Rowley a Delta Airlines Pilot. She enjoyed traveling and singing in the choir as a member of College Park Methodist Church. While residing in East Point and Fayetteville, Caroline especially cherished her neighbors and "The Bridge Club Ladies" that gathered together for over 60 years. Her grandchildren lovingly called her "Little Lady" because of her grace and poise, and "Mere" slang for "come here" because when called, she always came running with open loving arms! She is survived by her children, Thomas William Rowley, Harold G Rowley III (Rip), Caroline Rowley Matheny (Rob), and Robin Rowley Payne (Mike), grandchildren, Taylor Matheny (Natalie), Matthew Matheny (Candice), Shannon Matheny Ogar (Kevin), Courtney Payne, Caroline Payne Washburn (Zach), Carti Payne, Michael Payne, great-grandchildren, Galvin Matheny.
The family wishes to thank Ms. M. Moran, Belmont Village, and Agape Hospice for their compassionate care. A private service and burial will be held at College Park Cemetery.
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Arrangements by Fischer Funeral Care, (678) 514-1000.
Captain Harold Garner Rowley, 81
ROWLEY: CAPTAIN HAROLD GARNER ROWLEY Retired Delta Airlines pilot
CAPTAIN HAROLD GARNER ROWLEY Retired Delta Airlines pilot died August 26, 2001. He was born in Birmingham, AL on July 27, 1920. Harold Rowley attended Birmingham Southern and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He flew for Delta Airlines for 32 years beginning with the DC-3 and retiring as Captain on the L-1011. For the past forty-three years, he has resided in East Point, Georgia and Fairburn, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Caroline Tiller Rowley; his sons, Tom W. Rowley, Douglasville and Harold (Rip) G. Rowley, III, Whitesburg; daughters, Caroline R. Matheny and her husband, Dr. Robert G. Matheny, Norcross, and Robin A. Payne and her husband, Peter Michael Payne, Jr., Alpharetta; grandchildren, Taylor Matheny, Matthew Matheny, Shannon Matheny, Courtney Payne, Caroline Payne, Carti Payne, and Peter Michael Payne, III; sister, Anne Rowley Finstad, Sarasota, FL; nephew, Maurice Olson, Los Angeles, CA; niece, Paula Finstad, Sarasota, FL. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 28, College Park First United Methodist Church, 2 p.m., In state, 1 p.m., Rev. James C. McRae, III and Rev. Ray King officiating. Interment, College Park Cemetery.