Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Minchey Howell, age 91, a
resident of Gainesboro, TN, will be held Sunday at 2 P.M. at
Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 P.M. – 9
P.M., Saturday from 2 P.M. – 9 P.M., and Sunday from
11 A.M. until time of services.
Mrs. Howell passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008, at
Mabry Health Care and Rehab Center in Gainesboro, TN.
She was born June 13, 1916, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Wint and Maggie Halliburton Minchey. On September
1, 1935, she was married to the late Clester Mell Howell, who
passed away April 7, 1992.
She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of
Christ, attending at the Center Grove and Richmond Chapel
Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by 1 Son: Jimmy R. Howell; 5 Brothers: Walter,
Vervie, Eldon, Herman, and Earl Minchey; and 5 Sisters: Alma
Brown, Lena Hewitt, Zelma Minchey, Odell Spivey, and Flora
Survivors include 4 Sons and 5 Daughters-in-Law: W.C.
(Moline) Howell, Larry (Elizabeth) Howell, and Bruce (Cathy)
Howell, all of Gainesboro, TN; Wayne (Linda) Howell of
Rickman, TN; and Carole Howell of Livingston, TN; 1 Daughter:
Shirley (Robert) Smith of Gainesboro, TN; 11 Grandchildren:
Teresa Reed, Wayne Howell, Heather Bean, Melissa Robinson,
Jackie Ray, Jennifer Phillips, Jason Smith, Brandy Berta,
Brandon Howell, Kelly Mullins, and Christie Loza; and 18 Great-
Grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. John Mabery will officiate at
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