Roy Alton Nowell, Sr. of Laurel passed away on May 23, 2019, at University Hospital in Jackson.

He was born on February 9, 1947, to Roy Anderson Nowell and Lura Martin Nowell. He was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. Alton retired from the oil field after spending time working both stateside and in the Middle East.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Martha Robinson Nowell, sons Roy Alton Nowell, Jr. of Gulfport and Joshua Paul Nowell of Laurel. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Molly Elizabeth Nowell who lovingly referred to him as Papa Grand.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, George Dalton.

The immediate family held a private service at Myrick Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to Sanderson Farms of Laurel for their assistance during Alton’s illness.

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