Thursday, August 23, 2007

Paul Robert Sowards, 72, of Cassville, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at his home.

He was born on Jan. 1, 1935, in Decatur, Ind., the son william Harold and Irene (Lockwood) Sowards. He lived in Oklahoma for many years where he owned donut shops before moving to Eagle Rock five years ago and then to the Mano community in 2005.

Survivors include: two sons, Jim Sowards and David Sowards and his wife, Deb, all of Decatur, Ind.; two daughters, Karen Cookson and her husband, Dennis, and Linda Geyer and her husband, Randy, all of Decatur, Ind.; one brother, Wendell Harold Sowards, of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Lorraine Sowards, of Muncie, Ind., and Esther Miller and her husband, Bryce, of Decatur, Ind.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

His body has been cremated and private family services will be held at a later date.

Local arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.