Everett “Mutt” Sowell as he was affectionately known was born on October 29, 1943 in Chesterfield County. He was the dear son of the late Lewis and Thelma Barnes Sowell. He received his education in the public schools in the area and graduated. He was employed with McBee Elementary for thirty years until retirement. Mutt was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church and apart of the Mt. Pisgah Lodge #217.
Those left to cherish his loving memories are his wife of 44 years, Jessie Roary Sowell of the home; one son, Pastor Marion Stephens, III of McBee, SC; Sisters, Patricia Harris of Chicago, IL, Beulah Bolton, of McBee, SC, and Evelyn Carolina his twin sister of McBee, SC, Sonja Smalley, niece raised as a sister of Chicago, IL; Four grandchildren, Dontre, Kathryn, Austin and Taleah; One aunt, Maggie Coffee of Lancaster, SC; Five brothers-in-law, James Edward of Baltimore, MD, Howard (Eloise) Roary of Augusta, GA, Allen Roary of St. Petersburg, FL, Paul Roary of Charlotte, NC and Grant (Brenda) Roary of Columbia, SC; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.