01/13/09 — WILLIAM C. HOWELL

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Nov. 4, 1921-Jan. 11, 2009

William Claxton "Billy" Howell, 87, passed away Sunday afternoon at Britthaven Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary Bailey and the Rev. Barry Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Billy was born in Wayne County on Nov. 4, 1921, to the late William B. Howell and Addie Radford Howell.

He was a retired carpenter and a member of Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Billy served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Billy is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Hinnant Howell; his stepchildren, Lou Ella Daw and husband, Alton, of Goldsboro, Barbara Green and husband, William, of Pikeville and Donna Pate of Fremont; his sister, Elizabeth Murray of Pikeville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Inez Cooke, Dorothy Williams and Ethel Pate; and his brothers, Stedman Howell, Floyd Howell and Theodore Howell.

Flowers are welcome, or memorials may be made to Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C. ,27534.

The family received friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of William and Barbara Green, 5400 U.S. 117 Highway N., Pikeville, N.C., 27863.


Published in Obituaries on January 13, 2009 1:50 PM