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Laford Sewell

August 29, 1928 — September 27, 2014

Laford (“Tootie”) Sewell 86 passed away September 27, 2014.   She was a long time member of Buford Grove Baptist Church, Hilliard, Florida.  She was born August 29, 1928 in Somerset, Kentucky to the late Mont Owens and Stella Shiplett Owens.
“Tootie” was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Stars, Somerset Chapter.  She put several years of service in for the local telephone company, but most remembered as owner and manager of Sugar Hill Grocery.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clifford Sewell.   She is survived by two children, Lamonta (Donovan) Webb of Hilliard, Florida, and Monty (Kathern) Sewell of Jacksboro, Tennessee.  She has 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and several step-grandchildren.
Viewing in Florida will be at Buford Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday September 30th 6 - 8pm.  Viewing in Kentucky will be on Thursday October 2nd 6 - 8pm.  Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 3 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking with burial in Barnesburg Cemetery beside her husband and other family members.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  In lieu of flowers please give to the Hospice Foundation.   Arrangements under direction of Shepards Funeral Home of Folkston, Georgia and Somerset Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky.

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