Barbara Brantley Sowell, 85, of DeLand, FL passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, 2012 after a brief illness. Barbara was born Dec. 10, 1926 in Miami, FL., the daughter of Myrtle (Petticoffer) and Arthur T. Brantley. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, George W. (Bill) Sowell. She is survived by cousins in California and Pennsylvania. Barbara graduated from Southern Virginia College, Buena Vista, VA. She was most respected in her career as a buyer for Jordan Marsh department stores, and as a Bronze Life Master bridge player. Barbara will be fondly missed by her many friends. A memorial service will be conducted at First Presbyterian Church, 744 N Woodland Blvd., DeLand, on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Ministry, in Memory of Barbara Sowell.