Jeffie Landers Rowland

July 10, 1924July 4, 2019

Jeffie Rowland passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

She is survived by daughters, Mary Herring of Athens, Nancy Sain of Hilton Head Island, SC and Alice Rowland of Jefferson; sons-in-law, Steve Herring of Athens and Gene Sain of Hilton Head Island, SC; and grandson, Chris Herring. She was the daughter of the late Eli Jefferson Landers and Pearl Baskin Landers.

Her passion was serving as a docent at the University of Georgia Museum of Art and Library. She was a nationally published artist in several equestrian publications. She enjoyed a lifelong love of horsemanship, including memberships at the Belle Meade Hunt and Shakerag Hunt.

Services will be held Saturday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oconee Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., prior to the service, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Athens-Clarke County Heritage Foundation for the preservation of Beech Haven in Jeffie's name. Checks can be mailed to: Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, 489 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601 or donations made online at

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019


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Alden Harover

July 14, 2019

Sending love and prayers to my Rowland cousins. Jeffie was a wonderful woman who will always stand out in my memory as a favorite relative, as well as an artist, a horse woman and a very interesting lady. I will always cherish memories of visiting Jack and Jeffie at Beech Haven, which were high points of my summers in Athens. Not only did they (along with Alice and Nancy) patiently assist me with riding their horses, but years later, did the same for my children, when my husband David and I visited during stays at the Big House. Jeffie was a remarkable and kind lady, and I know she will be remembered and missed by many.

Sue & Steve Brooks

July 13, 2019

Jeffie was a true delight & we loved her so much. We will miss sharing our big hugs. We will always consider it a Blessing to have met her @ Bentley during a sadder part of Life. She touched us both & will always have a Special Place in our hearts. Rest In Peace Sweet Jeffie!

Crissy&Al Santora

July 13, 2019

Sending our condolences to the Rowland family. We were fortunate to have known kind, gentle Jeffie- May she rest in peace.