Community mourns loss of choir director

Rowell touched the lives of many during his many years of leading church choirs, providing inspitation

Members of Cora Baptist Church and the Jay community are mourning the sudden death of Choir Director Roger Glen Rowell, 64, who died April 3 after he took a fall down a set of stairs at the church.

Rowell's wife, Joy, said the death was ruled accidental and that he had been to the doctor that day for his six-month diabetic checkup. She said doctors could not rule out a heart attack, but that there was no way of knowing, since he had not suffered a heart attack in the past.

“He always lived in the middle of Berrydale and an older sister introduced us,” said Joy. “We lived in Milton whe...