Mary Hylton Howell, 90, of Mathews and Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford, Virginia died on July 25, 2014. Mrs. Howell was predeceased by her husband, Willie Howell; brothers, William, Phil and John; sisters, Christine, Sarah and Kathy. Her survivors include daughters, Joyce Jones and Nancy Twigg and husband Wallace Twigg; sisters Isabelle Pittman, Naomi Creasy and Sandy Walton; brothers, James, Robert, and Melvin Hylton. She was a dedicated and accomplished teacher that enjoyed children of all ages, she encouraged, motivated, and loved them. She graduated from Roanoke College and taught at Stewartsville High School and Staunton River High School. Burial will be 11 AM on Aug. 16, 2014 at Beaverdam Baptist Church, Chamblissburg, beside her beloved husband of 65 years. The family has asked that friends wishing to express sympathy do so in the form of contributions to the Chamblissburg Fire & Rescue Squad, 9960 Stewartsville Road, Vinton, VA 24179 or to the Saunders Vol. Fire Company, P.O. Box 14, Huddleston, VA 24104.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014