Marilyn Sue Howarth, 57, of Calabash, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
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Mrs. Howarth was born Feb. 13, 1956, in Brunswick County. She was a daughter of Joanne Ward, of Calabash, and the late Virgil Ambrose Coleman. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her son, Matthew Strickland, and husband, Alan Howarth.
She was the co-manager of Calabash Seafood Hut.
Surviving in addition to her mother, are her daughter, Samantha Strickland of Shallotte; stepdaughter, Christine Thompson of Virginia; stepson, James Howarth of Brunswick County; two brothers, Virgil Lynn Coleman of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Raymond Curtis Coleman of Calabash; two sisters, Gail Russ of Longwood and Nancy Coleman of Calabash; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel.
Burial followed in Brunswick Memorial Gardens.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon from Jan. 16 to Jan. 22, 2014