Earnie Sowell

Earnie A Sowell

Saturday, February 15th, 1941 - Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Earnie A. Sowell, 79, of Shirley, Arkansas, departed from this world on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. He was born February 15, 1941 in Shirley, Arkansas to the late Fletcher Sowell and Syble Huggins Sowell. Earnie was a member at the Full Gospel Tabernacle. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening but his greatest love of all was for his grandchildren, they were the love of his life.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 56 years, Freda Sowell; children, Michael Sowell and wife Kristy, Becky Gentry; siblings, Robert Sowell, Gerald Sowell; grandchildren, Joshua Gentry, Katrina Tracy, Michala Harman, Ashley Bane and husband Jacob, Faith Sowell; great-grandchildren, Blade Gann, Clair Gann, Sierra Gann, Brody Gentry, Braylen Gentry, Jasper Bane and many nieces, nephews, friends and other family members.

Earnie is preceded in death by his parents, Fletcher and Syble Sowell, siblings, Winston and Brenda Sowell.

Pall Bearers are Joshua Gentry, Jacob Bane, Daniel Watts, Glen Berry, Edward Watts, Kelvin Bradley, Jeff Galazzi, Chris Sowell, and Billy Sowell.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Steve Barger, Tommy Reedy, Claudy Berry, Rich Miller, Dustin Berry, Randy Naiper, Clarence Taylor, Danny Watts, Terry Sowell, and Hunter Hensley.

Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. with services following at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, September 6, 2020 at the Full Gospel Tabernacle with Reverend James Hutto and Kelly Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at the Lute Mountain Cemetery in Shirley.

Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service. To sign Earnie’s online register, please go to
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 6th, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Sunday, September 6th, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Full Gospel Tabernacle
    hwy 110
    SHIRLEY, AR 72153
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  • Service

    Sunday, September 6th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, September 6th, 2020 2:30pm
    Full Gospel Tabernacle
    Hwy 110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reverand James Hutto
    Bro. Kelly Johnson
  • Interment

    Lute Mountain Cemetery
    Lute Mountain Road
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Lori Meazle

Posted at 07:10pm
We are so sorry to hear about Earnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rusty and Lori Meazle

Posted at 02:42pm
Ernie Sowell was my closest neighbor on lute mtn. he was a good friend , he was always willing to help me out if i had need ,the first need i had i had ran over my water line out in the pasture where my mother trailer was connected , he came down & repaired it for me. he always let me know anytime my horse got out. about two months ago i was in his pasture back of his house & i got my car stuck & he got his four wheeler & got me out .a friend in need is a great friend in deed .will miss him greatly love ya Earnie

Jenny Shamburger

Posted at 01:23pm
Freda my heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord and your memories sustain you during the weeks and months ahead. Prayers for you and your family.
Jenny Shamburger

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