Jewell Dyches-Floyd, age 93, of Statesboro, Georgia, was a beloved and admired woman of God called to her heavenly home on June 21, 2014. Jewell was with her daughter and care provider, Marsha Boyd of Newnan.
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Jewell was born March 4, 1921, in Screven County to Robert Cleveland Sr. and Willie Mae Bragg Sowell. Jewell grew up in Candler County. She and Cardell Dyches married on December 23, 1939. She was a homemaker most of her life. Jewell was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church, Statesboro, since 1962, where she taught Sunday School, served as president of United Methodist Women, flower and usher coordinator and enjoyed singing in the choir. Mrs. Dyches-Floyd was past president of PTA at Pooler Elementary, Brooklet Elementary and Southeast Bulloch High School. She was chairman of the Farm Bureau Women's Committee, Bulloch County, for 18 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron of Richard T. Turner Lodge, Pooler, Georgia.
Jewell was predeceased by her parents, husband of 59 years, Cardell Dyches; second husband, Clyde Floyd; and sisters, Lula Mae Miles and Dora Lee Bruner.
She was survived by sons, Andy (Claire) and David (Carol) Dyches, Statesboro, and daughter, Marsha Boyd, Newnan; seven grandchildren, Shelly Waters, Newnan, Mike (Christine) Gibbons, Rincon, Caren Ann (Corey) Nunnally, Auburn, Georgia, Jason (Angel) Dyches, Statesboro, David Dyches II, Statesboro, Catharine (Michael) Thigpen, Lyons, Georgia, Hannah Boyd, Athens, Georgia; six great-grandchildren, MacKenzie and MaKayla Waters, Ben and Chelsea Nunnally, Brooke Dyches and Julianne Thigpen; brothers, the Rev. Robert C. Sowell Jr., Hot Springs, Arkansas, and W.R. Sowell, Sylvania; sisters, Brenda (Uhl) Boss, Manito, Illinois, Geneva (John) Alladio, Pearce, Arizona, Betty Vaughan (Don Schoonover), Darien, and Dorothy (Lewis) Cowart, Twin City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2014, from 5-8 p.m. at Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, 22757 Highway 80 East, Statesboro, Georgia. The Revs. Stephanie Smith and Rodney Pittman will conduct the service on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at New Hope UMC, 9623 Georgia Highway 24, Statesboro, Georgia 30461.
Jewell will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike Gibbons, Jason Dyches, David Dyches II, Michael Thigpen, Josh Sheffield and Erv Bordner.
Please visit our online memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the guestbook and share memories with the family.
Memorials may be made to New Hope UMC to purchase a van.
We greatly appreciate the loving care and attentive services provided by Affinis Hospice Care, especially by Jan Pence, RN, and Gwen, Jewell's CAN, and Dr. Stanley Smith.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, June 24, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from June 24 to July 1, 2014