William Howell

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MINFORD — William "Bill" Eugene Howell, 78, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 22, 2014, at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. He was born at home on May 12, 1936, to the late William O. and Marcella (Coriell) Howell.

Bill was always a kind hearted man and a hard worker. He always worked various jobs to provide for his daughters. He wasn't a church going man but did give his heart to the Lord.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Floyd Howell and Manuel Howell; two daughters, Shirley Violet Howell and Phyllis Teresa Howell; one grandson, Jerry Allen McKenzie, Jr., and his loving companion of 27 years, Juanita Martin.

He is survived by one sister, Shirley Conklin Stapleton; two daughters, Mrs. Rosa (Perry) Blackburn and Mrs. JoAnn (Jeff) Andrews; four grandchildren, Tresera (David) Rhoton, Shane (Mindi) Blackburn, Robin Larson, and Michael Meadows, Jr.; 10 great grandchildren; Brooklyn, Elysia, Kirsten, Mikey, Mya, Brayden, Mason, Braden, Haleigh, Rowan, and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at White Cemetery in Minford with Brother Rick Arthur officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences may be sent to

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Minford, OH 45653-0152
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Published in The Daily Times from June 23 to June 24, 2014