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James Leslie Sowell

January 3, 1946 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 74)


James Leslie Sowell, 74, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Visitation will be Monday at Breeland Funeral Home from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Visitation will resume Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Old Madison Presbyterian Church until the 1:00 pm funeral service.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 James Leslie was preceded in death by his parents Grady Jerry Sowell and Mary Bell Watford Sowell brothers, John Wayman Sowell and Jerry Dean Sowell. 

James Leslie was a native Cantonian, and  he graduated from Canton High School in 1964 and received his associates degree from Holmes Junior College and attended University of Mississippi.

He was a member, ruling elder ,Sunday school teacher ,and interim pastor at Old Madison Presbyterian Church. James Leslie was a hardworking man, and spent his time farming, and working with cattle. Most importantly though, he was a servant of the Lord. His love for Christ was evident in his life

 Survivors include: wife of 52 years, Linda Vandevere Sowell; sons, Jerry Albert Sowell (Kristy) and Vandy James Sowell (Kebbie); daughter, Mary Elizabeth Sowell Williams (Mark); brother, Larry Wade Sowell (Letha); sister, Mary Jane Sowell Boutwell (Leon); and grandchildren, Taylor Madison Williams (Danielle), Bella Jewel Williams, Elise Sowell, Ashlee Sowell, Ivy Sowell, and James Brandt Sowell. James Leslie also leaves behind a host of niece and nephews.


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September 28, 2020

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Breeland Funeral Home
3304 South Liberty Street
Canton, MS 39046

Funeral Service
September 29, 2020

1:00 PM
Old Madison Presbyterian Church (Canton)

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