Mr. Jacob Wayne Nowell, 31, died Monday, April 4th, in Memphis, TN. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 8th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Haggard officiating. Interment will be in East County Line Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Mr. Nowell was born December 22, 1979. He was a resident of Starkville, where he had worked as a laser cutter in the sheet metal industry. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jennifer and Johnny Lindsey of Sturgis, MS; a son, Luke Wayne Nowell of Starkville; his grandmother, Iora S. Lavergne of Sturgis, MS; a brother, Joseph Therel Nowell of Collinsville, MS; a sister, Rachel Nowell Stephens of Starkville, MS, step-sister, Shawna Lindsey of Montgomery, AL, and 4 nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Wayne Nowell; paternal grandparents, Therel and Adelaide Nowell, and maternal grandfather, Hillman Lavergne. He greeted all those he met with an infectious smile and had a joy for living. He was happiest when spending time with his beautiful son Luke. He was loved by many and will be missed by all.