Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Owen Sowell, age 95 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday July 6th at 1:00 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Smith and Rev. Ronnie Pittenger officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside her husband Ross Sowell who passed away in 1990. Mrs. Sowell passed away Wednesday morning July 3rd at Donalson Care Center.
She was a native of the Hughey community in Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Carl Marcus and Carrie Lou Harris Owen. Mrs. Sowell was an employee of Wright’s Jewelry Store for over 20 years. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 67 years.
Survivors include her daughter Rosalind (Leonard) Greer of Nashville and three grandsons Steve Jeans of Dallas, TX, Ronnie (Carolyn) Sowell of Nashville and Kyle Sowell of Nashville, four great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son Ronald D. Sowell who passed away in 2005, three sisters Eunice, Mable, Wanda and two brothers Colyar and Marion.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 4-8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.
Rosalind, your mother was one of the sweetest ladies I knew growing up. When I came over and spent the night, she treated me just like one of hers. I will be thinking of you and may God wrap His arms around you and let you know everything is allright.
We are so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed, she was such a sweet lady. May God help you now & through the days ahead. God Bless, Mr. & Mrs. Willie C McGehee, Billy McGehee, Mary & Teresa Partin
To the family,
We will miss Mrs. Emily. Mrs. Emily was a dear friend and a great lady. One full of knowledge, ie. sharing where to keep your money, in your bra! heehee She taught that to my granddaughter, Kayla, when she was little and now is 16, she continues that tradition.
May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time and remember, she will always be with you in your mind and hearts. Those special memories will be there, too.
Wonderful lady with such a sweet gentle spirit. Rosalind and Leonard were wonderful caretakers. Prayers and love to the whole family Carole thompson
So sorry to learn of this sweet lady’s passing, she will be sadly missed by everyone that had the priviledge of knowing her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time!!
May God Bless you!!
Floyd and Imogene
Rosalind and Family,
I’m so sorry to read of the passing of your sweet Mother. She was always so kind and had a smile for everyone. I know you have been a wonderful daughter to her. You had her a long time and I know your memories of her are many. May God help you through this difficult time. God bless!
My heart aches for you tonight. Your Mother was your very best friend, and you will miss her terribly. I was always delighted to see your Mom when I would run into you at Marvin’s. She was a true Southern lady in every sense. Much love to you and your family.
Rosalind how can I tell you how sorry I am. Your Mom and my Mom I am sure are so happy to be together again. They led such christian lives together with all the friends that they had. Such good times to be remembered with you and Carolyn Dad and Mr. Ross. I know they are all rejoicing to be together again. Mrs. Emily was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Mine and Jack’s prayers are with you and your family. I loved her so much.
Aunt Emily was a dear, sweet woman who will be missed by all. I think we can all rejoice that today she is reunited with Uncle Ross, Ronald and her brothers and sisters. So sorry for our earthly loss but she is feeling great and smiling her big smile today in heaven!
One of the sweetiest ladies I have ever known. Always so kind and what a sweet smile she carried with her at all times. Thinking of her family.
so sorry to learn of mrs. sowell’s passing. i have many good memories of her, mr. sowell and ronald from my growing up years. my thoughts will be with each of you in the family during these days of adjustment to her absence from your lives. best wishes phil