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May 23, 2013

Sewell, 103, was well-known Pulaski preacher

Somerset —

Daddy was an old time preacher man 
He preached the word of God throughout the land 
He preached so plain a child could understand 
Yes, Daddy was an old time preacher man –– Dolly Parton
 
Pulaski County and its many churches have lost an old-time preacher man. The Rev. Lloyd “Jerd” Sewell went to rest about 7 o’clock Wednesday night at a nursing and rehabilitation center in Maysville where he has stayed for the past several years. Sewell was 103; he would have been 104 on November 4.
“I felt he had already gone to Heaven for the last little while,” said his daughter, Doris Hensley. “I asked him the other day if he were tired, and he said, ‘Yes, I am.’ That was the last thing he said to me.”
Sewell was a perfect prototype of the preacher man about whom Dolly Parton sang:
 
He told the people of the need to pray 
He talked about God's wrath and judgment day 
He preached about the great eternity 
 
Sewell refused to let age stop him. Ah, the old preacher man was slowed a little by a walker, but kept going; continued to preach. He preached a sermon to a full house at a Memorial Day service May 29, 2006 at Pine Hill Baptist Church where he was pastor for several years. He was 96 at the time.
“I couldn’t stand. I had to sit down, but I went back and brought them up to date. I talked about the old saints who used to be there,” Sewell said.
He well remembers. Sewell attended Pine Hill Baptist Church for 90 years, since he was about 7 years old. “I’m the oldest member there,” he told the Commonwealth Journal during an interview in June 2006.
His daughter, Phyllis Whitis, said a Memorial Day service has been held at Pine Hill church for the past 55 years or longer. “And he (Sewell) hasn’t missed but a couple of times.”

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