Services for Carl H. Nowell were held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. from McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Burks officiating. Burial followed in Old Pearl Valley Cemetery in Neshoba County. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nowell, 89, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Atwood Personal Care Home in Philadelphia.

He was born and reared in Neshoba County. He received his master's degree from Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama and served his internship at Harvard Medical Teaching Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Mr. Nowell taught in Mississippi School for the Blind for 13 years before moving to Alabama where he made his home for 40 plus years. He worked for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation

Services and served on the original committee of Alabama School of Alcohol and Drug Studies and on the board of the Autism Society of Alabama. Mr. Nowell was a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Parker Nowell of Philadelphia; sisters, Ivanell Tingle of Mobile, Ala. and Johnie Ruth Hooper of Philadelphia; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Mr. Nowell was preceded in death by his brother, Raphel Nowell and sisters, Ada Duett, Marzine Agent and Claudia Breazeale Hill.

Pallbearers were Tommy Parker, Tyson Parker, Ralph Nowell, Rush Agent, Henry Agent, Robert Hill, Jonathan Markham and Neill Jones. Honorary pallbearers were co-workers of Alabama.