LISBON-John Sowards, of Roller Coaster Road, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Salem Hospital. He was 71.
Born Nov. 6, 1941 in Greyhawk, Ky., he was a son of the late R. Lew and Geneva (Welch) Sowards.
He had worked as a self-employed mason and was an Army Veteran.
Survivors include a daughter, Tawnya Myrick, of East Liverpool; a granddaughter Katlyn Myrick; and five siblings: Muriel Nichols of Kent, Carol Nunnamaker of St. Augustine, Fla., Anne Folds of Salem, Susan Cappadona of North Carolina, and Rodney Sowards of Lisbon.