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John Wayman Sowell, 77, passed away Thursday May 16, 2013 at home. Funeral services will be 2:30pm Saturday May 18, 2013 at Center Terrace Baptist Church in Canton, preceded by visitation at 1:00pm. Burial will be in Canton Cemetery.
Wayman was a longtime Mississippi farmer and had the honor of being named a past Farmer of the Year. He served in the US Navy. He had been a mentor to so many people in so many ways. He will be greatly missed. He sponsored a successful softball team known as Sowell Farms, where he was known for being one of the best pitchers in the league for many years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Sue Sowell; brother, Jerry Dean Sowell; and his mother and father, Grady and Mary Bell Sowell. Survivors include his son, Terry Sowell (Jackie); daughter, Sherri Hughes (Freddie); grandchildren, Jon Sowell, Casey McGuffey (Chris), Jill Sowell and Will Hughes (Jennifer) and Mitch Hughes; great-grandchildren, Ayden and Ava Hughes; brother, Larry Sowell (Lea), James Leslie Sowell (Linda); sister, Mary Jane Boutwell (Leon); and many nieces and nephews.
Published in Clarion Ledger on May 18, 2013