SIKESTON -- John Baptist Nowell, 92, formerly of Marmaduke, Ark., died at 10 a.m. Dec. 28, 2003, at his daughter's home in Sikeston.
Born Feb. 12, 1911, in Green County, Ark., son of the late James Thomas and Nancy Annis Williams Nowell, he was a farmer and member of Providence Baptist Church where he served as deacon and member of the cemetery trust fund.
On Feb. 9, 1940, at Marmaduke, he married Pearl Yeargain who preceded him in death on Sept. 1, 1986.
Seven brothers and five sisters also preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one son, Delbert Nowell of Fenton; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Kenneth Cox of Sikeston; and six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Ark.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church in Lafe, Ark., with the Rev. Laramie LeQuieu, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Providence Cemetery in Lafe.
Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of local arrangements.