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Died Aug. 30, 2008

Leasie Howell Glass, 82, formerly of Goldsboro passed away Saturday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Pam McGroarty in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Funeral services will be Monday evening at 6 p.m. at the chapel of Howell Funeral Home in Goldsboro. A private entombment will be held at Wayne Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mrs. Glass is predeceased by her husband, James R. Glass; her sister, Lucille Howell Benson and her brother, Richard B. Howell.

She is survived by her son, Joe A. McGroarty of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and her sister, Christine Howell Monds of Dublin, Ga. She is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she dearly loved.

Mrs. Glass and her husband developed the first motel in Goldsboro in 1949, the El Rancho Motel. They also owned and operated the Goodson Motel. After their retirement, they lived part-time in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and in Goldsboro. For the last 10 years, Mrs. Glass lived with her son and daughter-in-law in Myrtle Beach.

The family will receive friends following the service Monday evening at Howell Funeral Home and other times at the home of Lynda Benson Fields, 333 Steven's Mill Road, Grantham.

The family is being served by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro where condolences may be posted to www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on August 31, 2008 11:04 AM