Thursday, February 15th, 2007
Hershel L. Sowders, 68, 680 N. Walnut St., Celina, died Feb. 13, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Pruden, Tenn., to Jacob and Rosa Hackney Sowders. On August 6, 1956, he married Alphie Hamblin, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Kimberly (David) Shouse and Jane (James) Sweigart, all of Celina; three stepbrothers, Dick (Rita) Fetters, Bryan, and Ronnie (Becky) Fetters and Jerry (Judy) Fetters, all of Celina; three stepsisters, Jeanette (Chuck) Zimmerman and Judy Martin, all of Celina, and Pam Kovar, Columbus.
Deceased are a daughter, Deborah Sowders; a sister, Laquita J. Sowders, and a stepbrother, Rex Fetters.
He retired from the former New Idea plant in Coldwater, and graduated from Celina High School. He was a member of Calvary Christian Fellowship Church, St. Marys, and American Legion Post 210, Celina.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church.