Lucy Sowell, 78 of Graceville passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Campbellton-Graceville Hospital following a brief illness. Ms. Lucy was born in Graceville on Sept. 20, 1934 to the late Carl and Nellie Payne Carter. Retired from the Van-Heusen Corporation, Ms. Lucy loved spending time with her family, friends and working with her flowers. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
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Proceeded in death by her husband, Johnny; five brothers, Ralph, Alton, Ivey, Elvin, and Fred, and sister, Shirley Watson.
Survived by daughter, Judy Bell (Charlie), Graceville; three sons, Donnie Sowell, Graceville, Wayne Sowell (Pam), Dothan, Ala., and Lamar Sowell (Donna), Daphne, Ala.; brother, Charles Carter, Lawrenceville, Ga.; two sisters, Bonnie Creel (Roy), Winter Haven, and Lucille Green, Logansville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Bell Stout, Justin Sowell, Jamie Sowell, and Diane Sowell and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Faircloth officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with James & Lipford Funeral Home in Graceville directing. Family received friends at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
James & Lipford Funeral Home
5390 Cotton Street Graceville, FL 32440
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Mar. 20, 2013