Mrs. Lillie Louvern Sowell Brown of Hwy 179, Bonifay, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was 84. Mrs. Brown, the last surviving child of the late Joseph Dupree and Eula James Retherford Sowell, was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Holmes County. She was a very talented lady. She loved flowers and had gracefully mastered the art of gardening and was also an accomplished artist and seamstress. She was a founding member of the East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church. She was a very loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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In addition to her parents her husband, Hubert Brown; one great-grandson, Kreed Brown, as well as five brothers and two sisters all preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Greg Brown (Lucianne) Bonifay; two daughters, Gwen Shehee (Jimmy), Geneva, and Deneice Cochran, Jacksonville; four grandchildren: Shanna Shehee Powell, Geneva, Derek Shehee (Marissa), Prattville, Ala., Creig Brown (Carrie) and David Morrison, all of Bonifay; four great-grandchildren, Ashley and Emily Powell, Kelsey and Hadley Brown, and one on the way, Truett Shehee, and several nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church with Dr. Wesley Adams, the Rev. Don Gainey and the Rev. Gary Taylor officiating. Mrs. Brown was placed into the church one hour prior to service time. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Thursday, Dec. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the East Pittman Freewill Baptist Church, Hwy 179, Bonifay, 32425. Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 2, 2013