Shelba Jean (Ward) Howell (1942 - 2017)


Shelba Jean Ward Howell,75, of Sparta, N.C., the Twin Oaks Community, died Dec. 24, 2017 at the Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, N.C.
She was born Oct. 23, 1942 in Jefferson, N.C., to Don Worth and Susie Bobbitt Ward. 
She is survived by her husband, Carroll Lee Howell of the home; two sons and spouse: Ward Howell of Wilkesboro, N.C., and Gene and Becky Howell of Sparta, N.C.; one daughter and spouse: Susan and Mickey Miles of Traphill, N.C.; one stepson: Richard Howell of Sparta, N.C.; one sister and spouse: Sue and James Dowell of Sparta, N.C.; two grandchildren, several step grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Dec. 28, 2017 at the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Eddie Roland and Rev. Nathan Caparolie. Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. 
Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence is serving the family.
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Published in The Declaration on Jan. 3, 2018