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Norwood Howell, 76, of 375 Mt. Carmel Church Road, Pikeville, died Tuesday at the Brian Center.

The funeral will be held tonight at 7 in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro. The Rev Rudolph Rowe and the Rev. Gary Bradshaw will officiate. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11a .m. at Pikeville Cemetery.

Mr. Howell was a native of Wayne County, born on May 11, 1927, to the late Bill Howell and Clemma Roberts Howell. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Cross of Military Service Award. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pikeville where he served as deacon for five years.

He is survived by his wife, Drucie Ferrell Howell; two sons, Wayne Howell of Fremont and Danny Ray Howell of Louisiana; three stepsons, Randy, Kenneth, and Donald Parrish; two daughters, Lynn Hardon of Wilson and Rose Parker of Lucama; two brothers, James Howell of Goldsboro and Linwood Howell of Pikeville; two sisters, Mary Frances "Bet" Forehand of Pikeville and Sallie Myers of Greenville, S.C.; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the fuenral home following the service tonight, and other times at the residence.

Flowers are welcome, or memorial contributions may be directed to the Brian Center, 1700 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Condolences to the Howell family may be sent via e-mail to howellfh@earthlink.net.


Published in Obituaries on March 24, 2004 1:52 PM