Sowers, Everett Maynard
Pulaski county claimed its eighth traffic victim this year early yesterday morning when Everett Maynard Sowers, 38, Dublin, was killed in a non-collision accident on route 100 between Burlington Mills Corp. and Farris Bros. dairy. According to State Trooper Carroll Tiller, the car of Sowers, who was driving alone, left the road, hit a telephone pole, cutting it in two some eight feet off the ground and killing him instantly. He died of a fractured skull, it was explained The cause of the mishap, which occurred shortly after midnight, could not be determined, since Sowers was alone.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dublin Methodist church with the Rev. W.S. Steele and the Rev. L.D. Mayberry officiating. Interment will follow in the Dublin cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Leta Hurst Sowers; one daughter, Sandra Lee Sowers, of Newbern; his parents, Mr and Mrs George Thomas Sowers, of Newbern; four brothers, George Sowers, of Cambria, Walter and Johnny Sowers, of Pulaski, and Ernest Sowers, of Richmond; five sisters, Mrs. Samuel Shelor, of Radford, Miss Ada Sowers, of Richmond, Mrs. W.H. Kiner, Mrs. Virgie Swain and Mrs. H.S. Meyers, all of Pulaski.
The body will remain at the Thomas M. Seagle and Sons funeral, home until 10 o’clock this morning, when it will be taken to the home of J.S. Hurst, Dublin.
SW TIMES, PULASKI, VA, SUN, NOV 20, 1949