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Apr. 27, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

SALLY MAE SOWARDS, 80, of Culloden, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, W.Va. Funeral service was Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor George Leese and the Rev. Caudle Adkins officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. She was born July 22, 1931, in Culloden, a daughter of the late Roma and Valora Keaton McCallister. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Roma McCallister Jr. Mrs. Sowards was a member of Sousanah Freewill Baptist Church, Culloden. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Derald Gene Sowards; one son, Alan Sowards of Huntington; one daughter, Cheryl Smith of Milton; two grandchildren, Jessica Ramsey and her husband Mike of Milton, and Brad Smith and his wife Melissa of Ona; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Mason and Kristin. Visitation was Monday, April 23, 2012, at Heck Funeral Home. The family would like to thank Genesis Teays Valley Center, CAMC Teays Valley, St. Mary's Medical Center, sixth floor South, and Hospice of Huntington for their wonderful care. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com.