Wayne Rowell

Profile Updated: January 14, 2018
Residing In: Ocean Isle Beach, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Linda Lumley Rowell
Occupation: Retired CPA
Children: John, born in 1967; Richard born in 1970; Mark born in 1977
7 grandchildren; Cade born in 2001; More…Carlie born in 2003; Allison born in 2003; Evan born in 2008; Cooper born in 2009; Nolan born in 2015 and Cailey born in 2016.
Yes! Attending Reunion

A lot of things have happened since 1961. Graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1965. Married my high school sweetheart in 1965(Linda Lumley a graduate of South Meck). Went to work for Coopers and Lybrand and stayed with them until 1979 and then joined Ray Hough(Kay Dorton's husband) to form a CPA firm. Lived and worked in the Mint Hill area all those years until I retired in 2008 from Rowell Craven & Short, PA , CPA(Ray Hough retired several years earlier). Linda and I reared our 3 boys in Mint Hill and they attended Independence HS all graduating with Honors!! John is now a Lieutenant with the Mint Hill Police Dept, Richard lives in Gainesville, Fla with his 5 children as he lost his wife in 2010 to Leukemia and has since remarried. He is a partner with a Nationwide Insurance Agency there. Mark is a manager with The Carolina Ice Palace in N. Charleston, SC and lives in Summerville SC with is wife and 2 children, Cooper and Cailey. John graduated from Appalachian while Richard and Mark graduated from USC also.
Linda and I were very active in the MInt Hill community before we retired in 2008 and realized our life long dream and moved to the beach to live. We have become very active in the community here at Ocean Isle Beach and are enjoying life. We've been truly blessed and give thanks every day for good health, beautiful productive children and being able to live in paradise.

An addendum is now needed to the above as much has happened since the reunion in August 2011. My middle son Richard has remarried and provided us with 2 ready made grandchildren as his new spouse has 2 children from a previous marriage. Cade(age 16) and Allison(age 13). They all seem very happy as they recently moved into "their" new house in Gainesville, Florida. His new wife is named Amy and she is a nurse at the VA Hospital in Gainesville. In 2015 they had a child of their own, a son Nolan.
Linda and I continue to be involved in our community and church as Linda is now our church treasurer and I have taken a part time job as the Fiscal Officer for the ABC Board of Ocean Isle Beach. It only requires a few hours a month and does keep my brain functioning. In 2013 I ran for a seat on Town Council here at Ocean Isle and was elected to a 4 year term which expires in November of 2016. At the present time I plan to run for reelection as I have enjoyed having some input into the direction of our Town.

Our Gamecocks had a recovery football season in 2016 after a horrific 2015 season and we eagerly look forward to see what next season will bring. It gives the saying "wait until next year" a whole new meaning for us!!


I am continuing to serve the community as Chairman of the Beautification Committee for the Ocean Isle POA and as Finance Officer of the Ocean Isle ABC Board(a paid position). .

I turned 70 years of age on January 19th 2013 and we celebrated with a big party at Sharkeys here on the Island. All my family came in for the party and many of our friends came for the big celebration. It's hard to believe that many years have gone by. I continue to be blessed with good health and and I give thanks every day for that!! I feel great as I have been reading recently that 70 is the new 50 and I really believe that.

I recently learned that Kay White Slattery was the college roommate of a good friend of ours here at the beach. What a small world! Best wishes to all my former classmates for 2013. Tommy Ross, Ed Purser, Eddie Clark and others I hope to see you at the next SOS parade at OD!!

New update(July21,2013)
Linda and I traveled to Disney World in April with our youngest son, his wife and 4 year old grandson and a great time was had by all. We had all the family visit us here at the beach in June and July and we thoroughly enjoyed have them here and getting to show them how we are enjoying the relaxed lifestyle we have become accustomed to.

I recently filed to run for a seat on the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Ocean Isle Beach and no one is opposing me in the election so come November 5th, which is election day, I will be officially "elected" to the office. I look forward to serving the community in this capacity and hopefully help keep the Town moving ahead in a positive way.

We continue to love living here and feel very blessed to have the opportunity to do so!!

New Update(01/14/2014)
Sworn in as a Commissioner for the Town of Ocean Isle Beach on December 10, 2013 and have begun serving a 4 year term. I am looking forward to having a positive impact on our progressive town.

Have now been through 3 Council meetings and have been faced with some tough decisions but am satisfied in knowing we are having a positive impact on our Town's future and the future of generations to come.

Update 01/18/2017
Getting ready to celebrate my 74 birthday on the 19th of January and still feeling good. We have had many tough decisions facing us recently as a Town but hopefully we have made the right decisions for all concerned and for the future of the Town.

Update(01/14/2018) Re-elected for additional term of 4 years to the Ocean Isle Beach Town Council in November 2017. Had successful surgery to remove 2 melanomas in 2017. All margins were are clear. I guess I'm paying for all those years in the sun as a sun worshiping teenager. Remember those days of trips to Myrtle Beach and Ocean Drive and the Pad!! Still in good health and I thanks God for that!! Linda still love living at the beach and fulfilling a life long dream!! We are truly blessed!! Happy 2018 to you all!!

School Story:

There are too many good memories and funny stories to recall here in this space but some that stand out are the drama trips to Chapel Hill with "Fergie" our drama teacher, cross country meets and practices with Coach Hood and all the school functions where everyone hung out and enjoyed each other. I think the funniest story I can recall is when a group of us(you all know who you are) went over to South Mecklenburg HS the night before a football game and hung a red commode and a sign from their flagpole. The sign said "FLUSH THE SABRES". Of course we got caught because the girl we had make the sign for us(you know who you are) had put her intials on the sign and Mr Pittman tracked it down. Naturally we had to go over to South and apologize to Mr Edminsten, their principal, who also happened to be a neighbor of my wife Linda whom she babysit for a lot. Anyway, we learned a life lesson about pranks and consequences but it was funny!!

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Posted on: Oct 24, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Happy Birthday Kay!! Hope you have a great day!!

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Apr 04, 2018 at 10:53 AM

ED, hope you had a great birthday and all is well with you and your family!!


Mar 27, 2018 at 5:25 PM

Hope you had a great day Allan!

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Mar 27, 2018 at 5:24 PM

Hi Anne! Welcome aboard, look forward to hearing from you and how life is treating you these days!!

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Happy Birthday Jo Ann!! Hope you have a great day!!

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Posted on: Feb 19, 2018 at 9:41 AM

Happy Birthday on the 23rd Pam!! Hope you have a great week celebrating another trip around the sun!!

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Happy Birthday Ann!! Hope you have a great day!!

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Jan 28, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Happy belated birthday Dean!! Congrats on making another trip around the sun!!

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Posted on: Jan 16, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Happy Birthday a little late! Hope you had a wonderful time. I am still living in Southport. Give me a call one of these days and come for a visit. Phone 477-1006. I am so tired of cold weather but it won't be long until summer will be upon us!

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Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Happy Birthday Jeanette!! Hope you have a great day!!

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Happy Birthday Frank!! Have a great day!!

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Happy Birthday Calvin!! Hope your day was special!!

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Posted on: Aug 15, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Happy Birthday Robert!! Celebrate another trip around the sun on your special day!!

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Posted on: Aug 13, 2017 at 8:22 PM

Happy Belated Birthday Barbara, hope you had a great day!!

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Happy Birthday Glenn!! Hope you have a great day!!

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Happy Birthday Chet!!

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
On my 70th Birthday!! Can you believe it?
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
The love of my life on my 70th birthday!! Thanks Linda for all those yesrs!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
The family came in to celebrate the big day!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Proud grandparents with the grandkids!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Let the party begin with family and friends!!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
A rarity at the beach-SNOW!! Picture taken looking out our dining room door across the back porch!
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 1:15 AM
Snow on the beach at Ocean Isle!! Very rare but beautiful!!