2011-10-13 / Obituaries


S.R. "Bill" Howell, 78, of Jackson died Oct. 13, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary.
He was born Nov. 18, 1932. He was a native of Hartford. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. He was a retired businessman in the merchantile business.
Survivors include his wife, Betty M. Howell, Jackson; one nephew, Keith (Deanne) Howell, Katy, Texas; two nieces, Rebecca (Gary) Gillespie, Demerris (John) Holster, all of Hartford; one sister-in-law, Barbara Howell, Hartford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady L. Howell and a brother, Lex Howell.
The service was Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. at Forest Avenue Baptist Church of Jackson with Revs. Don Rushing and Hughie Denton officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson.
Active pallbearers were Keith Howell, Gary Gillespie, John Holster, Chris Hickman, Jonathan Allen and Jimmy Knight.
Honorary pallbearers were Forest Avenue Baptist Church’s Men’s III Sunday School Class, neighbors and friends.
An online guest book may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.com.
Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

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