Sarah Alice Terrell was born on March 8, 1954, in Covington, to the late Mr. John Bass Terrell, Sr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell.
She was baptized at Grace United Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age under the leadership of Reverend L.W. Strickland. She attended Newton County Public Schools.
Later in life, Sarah married Danny Harris Appling and to this union two daughters were born. She was a devoted mother to her girls and loved her grandchildren.
Sarah was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Danny Harris Appling; father, Mr. John Bass Terrell and brother, Mr. Henry Thomas Terrell.
She leaves to cherish her memories a loving mother, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Terrell; two daughters, Mrs. Sonya Nichole Vieira (Jeremy) and Ms. Jillian Danyale Appling (Johnny); nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Barbara Humphrey, Mrs. Gracie T. Smith, Ms. Nelda Lynn Terrell, Mrs. Anita Hampton; five brothers, Mr. Laster Terrell, Mr. John Bass Terrell, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. Terry Lee (Elaine) Terrell, Mr. Micheal Wayne Terrell, Mr. & Mrs. Timothy James (Pam) Terrell; two aunts, Mrs. Mamie Green and Mrs. Emma Horne; one uncle, Mr. & Mrs. Luke (Sylvia) Terrell; two longtime friends, Mr. & Mrs. Randy (Adist) Mitchell and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 10, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, at 3145 Washington St., in Covington with Rev. George P. Lanier officiating.