Laverne-Rowling-obit_inlineCASSVILLE, N.Y.—Laverne Howard Rowling, a pastor, died Aug. 27 at age 74.

Rowling graduated from Practical Bible Training School (Davis College) and Faith Baptist Bible College. He pastored Northeast Fellowship churches for many years, retiring while at Skyline Baptist Church, Rome, New York.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joyce; three sons, Daniel, Timothy, and Jared; and seven grandchildren.