Rowland L. Orem, Jr.

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Rowland L. Orem, Jr., age 74, of Douglasville, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born in Baltimore, MD to the late Rowland L. Orem, Sr., and the late Lula Mae Barrett Orem. He served in the United States Army. He was retired from W.R. Grace and Co. following 37 years of dedicated service as a Quality Control Specialist. Rowland was a member of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville, Georgia.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother,… Dale Marvin Orem.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nannette Smith Orem of Douglasville, GA, sisters-in-law: Barbara Nixon and her husband, Dawson of Woodstock, GA, and Lisa Orem of Baltimore, MD; niece: Arielle Orem of Baltimore, MD; nephews and their spouses: Michael and Emily Nixon of Woodstock, GA, and Jeffrey and Constance Nixon of Los Angeles, CA, and 4 great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville, GA.

A graveside funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Blvd, Atlanta, GA, with Dr. John Pennington officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Tony Gonzalez, Ron Moore, Michael Nixon, Jeffrey Nixon, Paul Mersinger and Oree Moore.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY, 10016 or by visiting

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Hightower’s Memorial Chapel of Douglasville, Georgia has charge of the arrangements. 770-489-2818