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Myrtle Sowell Sapp

Myrtle Sowell Sapp

September 29, 1925 - October 26, 2018     Age: 93

Mrs. Myrtle Sowell Sapp, 93 of Yulee passed away at her home Friday, October 26, 2018.

Born in Pierce County, Georgia she was one of six children born to the late Dalton and Mandy Durrance Courson. She and her husband, Tot Sowell, left farming in Pierce County and moved to Yulee in 1964.

Through the years she was a homemaker and also worked at Humpty Dumpty Eggs in Yulee and Fred’s Department Store. She was of the Baptist faith. Her children remember her as being the hard working wife of a share cropper and that willingness to work was always a part of her life.

She loved to garden, especially her vegetable garden and then loved to can and “put up” the things she grew in the garden. She also enjoyed fishing, camping and being with her family.

In addition to her parents and her siblings, Thelma, Myrtice, Vilee, Claude and Cliff, she was predeceased by her first husband, Tot Sowell, in 1991, and her children, Donnie and Jerry Sowell and Joyce Dickens.

She leaves behind her husband of 18 years, Dewey Sapp of Yulee; her three sons, Jack Tot Sowell of Yulee, Travis (Mary) Sowell of Springfield, MO and Tracy (Lavinia) Sowell of Eastman, GA and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Sapp’s family will receive friends Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors with her nephew, Rev. Calvin Courson, officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her first husband at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery near Blackshear, GA at 4:00 PM the same afternoon.

6 Condolences

  • Lorrie Lovell Posted October 26, 2018 4:56 pm

    To the entire family of my Great Aunt Myrtle, I pray for peace and comfort in the days ahead & Rest for your tired souls and physical body here on earth.

  • Jack and Julie Dickens Posted October 26, 2018 5:32 pm

    Myrtle was a loving and caring woman . She had a full life and has now gone on to her heavenly father’s home for a well deserved rest. My condolences to the Sapp-Sowell family. She will be missed by many friends and relatives. Rest In Peace.

  • Barbara Johns Posted October 26, 2018 10:03 pm

    It breaks my heart knowing Granny Sowell is gone. But l do know she is resting in peace. What relation was she to me, Xmotherinlaw from many years ago. We continued to stay close and l loved her. My two boys Michael and Steven.l She will be missed by many.

  • Yvonne Murphy Posted October 26, 2018 10:20 pm

    To Aunt Myrtles children and grandchildren, you all have my sympathy. Aunt Myrtle was a good and gentle but strong mother, grandmother and great grandmother. We are all going to miss her so much. May God be with you all in the days and weeks ahead and give you pease and rest as we know Aunt Myrtle is at rest with Jesus.

  • Sherry Sutton Posted October 29, 2018 6:47 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss . You and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • Jane Skeen Posted November 4, 2018 9:10 am

    Sincere sympathy. You are all in thoughts and prayers.

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