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Sonja Darnell Davis Rowe

November 6, 1942 - February 20, 2021

CONWAY, NC – Sonja Darnell Rowe, age 78, of US 158, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Rowe was born on November 6, 1942 to Willie Forest Davis and Winnie Pope Davis in Northampton County, NC. Darnell graduated from Conway High School and was a member of Galatia Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Billy, and too this marriage was born three sons. Darnell devoted her life to taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren, which were the apples of her eyes. She loved to cook, crochet, tend the garden, flowers, and was well known for her green thumb. She enjoyed cane pole fishing and was an avid Duke basketball fan and Atlanta Braves baseball fan. She enjoyed telling the grandchildren about the winning streak the Conway High School had in basketball when she was a player there. Darnell leaves behind many memories to cherish and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.


Along with her parents, Darnell was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Winborne, and a brother, Billy Davis.

Darnell is survived by her loving husband, Billy, three sons, Darrell Rowe and wife Donna of Conway, Forrest Rowe of Conway, and Pat Rowe and wife Mary of Conway; two granddaughters, Amanda Ross and husband Wesley of Pendleton, and Kristen Rowe of Greenville; three grandsons, Matthew Rowe of Greenville, Nathan Rowe of Conway, and Ryan Rowe of Conway, NC; a great-grandson, Brantley Ross of Pendleton; a sister, Jean Watson of Conway; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guest are asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they attend the visitation, along with speaking to the family and moving along so everyone has the opportunity to speak to the family.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Conway Cemetery, Conway, NC, with Rev. Willie McLawhorn, officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rowe family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina

116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Conway Cemetery

North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

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