The funeral for Rufus Andy Howell, 52, will be held Friday night at 7 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home. The Rev. David Hollowell will officiate. Burial will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Howell Family Cemetery.
Mr. Howell died Tuesday at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, Louisiana.
A Native of Wayne County, he was the son of R.D. Howell Jr. and the late Flora Howell Ewashkow. He was a veteran of United States Marine Corps and was employed with Torch Offshore Inc. in Louisiana.
In addition to his father, he is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Andrea Howell of Raleigh; his stepmother, Minnie Ginn Howell of Pikeville; his stepfather, Peter Ewashkow of Bowie, Md.; one sister, Anna M. and husband, Doug Elmendorf, of Hardwood, Md.; three brothers; Steve Howell and wife Judy of Pikeville, Peter Ewashkow Jr. of Bowie, Md., and Robert Ewashkow and wife Neecie of Elkins, W.Va.; his dear friend, Linda Walker of Jacksonville, N.C., and sons, Mark Walker of Houma, Louisiana and Michael McCollough of Graham.
The family will receive friends at Seymour Funeral following the service at Seymour Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Howell Jr., 389 Mt. Carmel Church Road, Pikeville.
Although flowers are welcome, memorials may be made to the Wayne County Relay for Life or the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Published in Obituaries on April 14, 2005 1:52 PM