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Margaret Embrey Sowell

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Margaret Embrey Sowell

Hernando, MS

After a long and full life, Margaret Embrey Sowell, 97, went to her heavenly home on September 2, 2017. Margaret was born the daughter of Colbert and Myriam Embrey in Tate County, MS on January 30, 1920. Her life was devoted to her family and she was happiest when surrounded by her grands, great-grands and great-great-grands. She was a member of Hernando Baptist Church where she served many years in the Children's Sunday School Department and enjoyed the fellowship of the Joy Club. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 at Hernando Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hernando Baptist Church with interment to follow in Hernando Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Sowell, Sr., after having shared 66 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Marjorie Williams, son, David Sowell, grandson, Philip Coleman, daughter-in-law, Sandi Sowell and son-in-law, John Tipton. She is survived by five children: Barbara Hitt (Gene) and Ernie Sowell (Ruth) of Hernando, Larry Sowell (Billie Ruth) of Tunica, MS, Dolores Delatorre (Manni) of Marietta, GA, Sandra Tipton of Natchez, MS and sister, Bobbie Langston of Splendora, TX, 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hernando Baptist Church or Baptist Children's Village in Jackson, MS.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 5, 2017
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