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Betty HowellBetty Ann Murray Howell
Betty Ann (Murray) Howell, 77, of Cleveland, MS died September 11, 2013, at the Bolivar Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Cleveland Funeral Home with the Dr. Steve Huber officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with Funeral following at 10:00 am in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at North Cleveland Cemetery
Ms. Howell was born on September 17, 1935 in Charleston, SC to Arthur M. and Mary Lucille Walters Murray. She joined Citadel Square Baptist Church in 1946 at age eleven, and was a 1953 graduate of Rivers High School in Charleston, where she was active in sports. She married and moved to Cleveland, Mississippi in 1956, where she lived her adult life and raised her four children. She attended MDCC and retired from Mississippi State Department of Rehabilitation Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation after twenty years of service. She was a past member of National Rehabilitation Association of MMRC. She was interested in yard work, genealogy and history.
Survivors include George T. Wilson, husband, and Frances Wilson Sanders best friend. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother to her four children; daughter, Lori Jean (Howell) Simmons of Cleveland, and sons; Rodney Durell Howell (Cheri Cowart) of Vicksburg, MS, Larry Dewayne Howell (Marsha Price) of Jemison, AL, and Bradford "Brad" Collins Howell (Kari Leger) of Greenville, MS. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Sue (Murray) Hicks of West Columbia, SC, and brothers, Perry "Lenwood" Murray of Vance, S.C. and Daniel Wayne Murray of North Charleston, SC. Other survivors are her grandchildren; Sallie Anne Simmons (Caitlyn Himmighoefer), Hamilton "Hamp" Clarence Simmons, Mallory Lynn (Howell) Henley (Brody), Brooke Elizabeth Howell, Brian Collins Howell, and Taylor Collins Howell. She had one great grandson, Archie "Daylon" Henley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Clarence Simmons.
Pallbearers are Hamp Simmons, Brian Howell, Taylor Howell, Brody Henley, Phil Campbell, and Larry Harkins.
Memorials may be made to the charity of donors choice.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
I am so sorry for your loss. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers, as well as your memories give you comfort to help you endure the days ahead. The Bible also offers comfort. "For God is near to those broken at heart. " Ps 34:17,18. Our Creator promises that there will soon be a time when "death will be no more." Revelation 21:4. I hope this brings you comfort.
The Williams Family - September 16, 2013 at 04:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
TO BETTY'S FAMILY. I SURE WILL MISS TALKING TO MY COUSIN BETTY ANN. WE WERE BORN JUST A FEW WEEKS APART AND HAD SO MUCH FUN AS CHILDREN. SHE WILL BE MISSED SO MUCH. MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU.
SHIRLEY M. ROBERTS - September 14, 2013 at 07:02 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Let us know if we can help.
David Holder & Joan Holder Fleming - September 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear the news of Betty's passing. She was a great friend and I loved her very much. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
Sandra Boyd - September 13, 2013 at 07:14 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
Lori and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Having lost mine recently, I know the many feelings you must be going thru. Know that we will be lifting you and your family in our prayers.
June & Mike Patterson - September 12, 2013 at 06:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
my thoughts and prayers are with you.God bless you..
vickie mathis - September 12, 2013 at 11:50 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. She and George have been such wonderful neighbors and friends for so many years. I will surely miss seeing her out in the yard and having our neighborhood "discussions" on the phone. She was a very special person and I will hold my memories of her forever in my heart. Prayers for the family -- may God give you peace during this trying time.
Sue Brock - September 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM