Council honors Rowe with resolution

The Crossett City Council adopted a resolution honoring late Councilman Eddie Rowe at its meeting Monday. Mayor Crystal Marshall presented members of Rowe’s family with a copy of the resolution after the council adopted it. Those who attended included, from front left, Jayda Mashburn, Charlotte Johnson — shown in Marshall’s arms — and Sheyanna Rowe, Bentleigh Terrell; from back left,  Heath Mashburn, Calei Mashburn,  Mike Rowe, Krystal Terrell and Darren Johnson. (VAL GAUGHT/News Observer)


The members of the Crossett City Council adopted a resolution Monday to honor one of their former peers, the late Eddie Rowe.

The Resolution stated that Eddie “Pops” Rowe, who died on Aug.  12, is “recognized, commended, and honored for his service to the City of Crossett, its citizens and Ashley County.”

Rowe served as a Crossett alderman, leaving the position in 2018. Mayor Crystal Marshall said he had keen insight into the government affairs of the city.

“I sat right beside him during my time serving on council, and not only did I learn how much he cared about Crossett, I learned many other valuable things from him as well,” Marshall said. “He will be greatly missed.”  

Rowe not only served on the city council, but he had a distinguished career as a fireman who served in a number of capacities around the county. 

The resolution listed four different offices that Rowe held during his time serving as a fireman. Rowe served on the Georgia Pacific Emergency Operations team as team member for 30 years. He also served 16 years with the West Crossett Fire Department, where he was named Captain in 2004, and he served four years with the Milo Fire Department, where he served on the board and held the title of Safety Officer. Rowe was appointed the Ashley County Fire Coordinator in 2015.

Members of Rowe’s family attended Monday’s council meeting and Marshall presented them with the resolution after the council adopted it.

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