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Kelly Adaire Bear Sowell

Kelly Adaire “Bear” Sowell, age 51, of Moorefield, WV, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at her
mother’s residence with her family by her side. Born on March 20, 1967 in Hampshire County, WV, she was
the daughter of the late Albert Manuel Russell and is survived by her biological father, Vernon M. Harvey;
her mother, Jacqueline F. Russell; her husband, Adonis “Donnie” Sowell; one daughter, Jarell D. Sowell;
and one son, Tyrell A. Sowell all of Moorefield, WV.


Also surviving are four sisters, Terry Cole Vargas of Bunker Hill, WV, Robin Cole of Carlisle, PA, Shawnta
Ford of Moorefield, WV, and Carla Thomas of Hagerstown, MD; six brothers, Michael Cole, Tyler Russell,
and Howard William “Bill” Hughes all of Moorefield, WV, Derrick Harvey of Old Fields, WV, Shawn Harvey
of Cary-Durham, NC, and Richard “Rick” Hughes of Clarksburg, WV; two grandchildren; best friend, Tammy
Hall and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.


Kelly was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Moorefield, WV and was employed by Pilgrim’s
Pride, Moorefield, WV for more than 15 years.  She was a real fighter and fought this horrible disease to
the very end.  #Fighting Sowell     #Team Kelly


The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 17, 2018 at Elmore Funeral Home,
Moorefield, WV. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August
18, 2018 with Pastor Harold George and Pastor Henderson Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Olivet
Cemetery, Moorefield, WV. Memorial Donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500
Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA   90266.


Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.