Ermalyn Sowell Bedwell

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mrs. Ermalyn Sowell Bedwell, age 67, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at her home in Hazel Green, Alabama, surrounded by her family. They were members of Plainview Church of Christ. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Edwin Carpenter and Bro. Steve Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Talley Cemetery in Petersburg, Tenn.

Ermalyn was a native of Marshall County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Lyndell Dee and Aloise Pack Sowell. Ms. Erma was the founding director of the First Presbyterian Child Care Center, which opened September 7, 1983. She retired at the end of the 2013 school year. She loved her family and gardening and had a special way of always making everyone feel loved.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Terry Bedwell of Hazel Green, Alabama; daughters Angie (Randy) Taylor of Petersburg, Tenn. and Kimberly Fuller of Meridianville, Alabama; sons Chris Bedwell of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robin (Stephanie) Bedwell of Toney, Alabama; a sister June (Gary) Douglas of Ostella, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Bobby Sowell.

Visitation with the family was 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Higgins Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to c/o Ermalyn Bedwell Memorial Fund, Bank of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 778, Fayetteville, TN 37334.