Mary Lee Rowe Saner, 74, of Taylorsville, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville.
Born in Alexander County on May 19, 1938 to the late Rev. James Calvin and Vertie Carlton Rowe, Mrs. Saner had been very active at St. John’s Baptist Church, where she was an assistant teacher for the Young Adult Class, sang in the young adult choir and the senior choir, a young adult missionary supervisor and the fourth vice-president of the Alexander County Union.
Her previous jobs included the textile and furniture industries, child development and being a certified nurse assistant at a nursing home.
Mrs. Saner is preceded in death by her husband, Avery Saner; three sisters, Mary Lou Rowe, Sue Grinton and Lucy Little; and two brothers, the Rev. W.N. Rowe and James P. Rowe.
Survivors include two daughters, Myra Saner of the home and Saundra Adams and husband, Russell Jr., of Winston-Salem; a son, Martin Gwyn Saner of Winston-Salem; a granddaughter; four sisters, Mildred Ferguson, Naomi Rowe, Margaret Rowe, all of Taylorsville, and Jeanette Suddith of Wilkesboro; and two brothers, the Rev. John Rowe and wife, Priscilla, of Taylorsville and the Rev. C.E. Rowe and wife, Gladys, of Hendersonville.
The family will be at Alexander Funeral Service from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at St. John’s Baptist Church at 2 p.m. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. Tyra E. Martin and the Rev. James Ferguson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.