Nell G. Sowell

January 18, 1937 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 82)


Nell G. Sowell


            Nell G. Sowell, age 82, of Crestview passed away on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at North Okaloosa Medical Center.  She was born on January 18, 1937 to Oscar and Ellen Gautney.  Nell spent her life caring for her entire family and making friends wherever she went. Nell loved to fish, to ride her boat, and to do word puzzles. She was a dedicated Mother, Grandmother, shared a deep love for her family, and especially her grandchildren.  

            Survivors include her four children; Jimmy Barrow, Brenda McKeon and husband Larry, Elmer Rex Barrow and wife Linda, Teresa Atkins and husband Tim, and one bonus son John Keegans. Special Nephew Toby Slay and Brother: Ronald Gautney.  Nell was survived by the heart beat of her life, her 10 grandchildren: Job Barrow and Wife Pamela, Brandy Johns and husband Jay, Jason Barrow and wife Selena, Tammy Morris and husband Rod, Connie Cadenhead, Amber “Dinky” and husband Robert, Sarah Barrow, J.D. Barrow, Danial Barrow, Timothy Atkins Jr and wife Tracy, along with 2 step grandchildren. She had 26 loving great grandkids. Nell was also survived by her girl furbabies, Littlebit and Pumpkin.


From the Family: A special “Thank You” to the nurses over the years at North Okaloosa Medical Center. You have treated her so well and a lot of you called her “Momma” or “Granny.” She loved each of you for the care you showed her and the special way you joked and laughed with her. You made her stay more comfortable with your attention. A special “Thank you” to a young man who worked in the dietary department, Steven York; who always gave her sweet tea and her orange sherbet each meal. You brightened her day with your smile and special treats! Thank you all so much for being there when our Momma was Sick! Words cannot express our gratitude.


A time of visitation with the family will begin on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home.  The funeral services will be held on Monday September 9th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home with burial to follow at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview.  Guest book and condolences are available online at

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September 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536

Funeral Service
September 9, 2019

11:00 AM
Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home
436 West James Lee Blvd.
Crestview, FL 32536

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