SUMTER S.C. - Shamarr O'Bryan Howell, 26, of 18 Murphy Street, departed this life on March 25, 2014, in Sumter, S.C.
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He graduated from Burns Senior High in 2006 and attended Mars Hill College and Bethune Cookman College, Florida. He enrolled in the U.S. Navy in 2010.
He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph A. Howell, Sr. (Indiana, Iowa) and Clifford Grimes Jr. (Shelby).
He leaves to cherish, his parents Joseph A. Howell, Jr. (Jo) of Yokota A.B. Japan and Katrina E. Howell of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Kamden A. Howell, 7 years old (Shelby) and Jayden A. Howell, 1 year old (Japan); one sister: Kenyada L. Howell (Jacksonville, Fla.); maternal grandmother, Jeanette Grimes (Hickory); paternal grandmother, Carolyn Howell (Shelby); one aunt, Lisa Y. Howell (Charlotte); one uncle, Donovan L. Grimes (Cynthia) of Shelby; one niece, Kenya S. Howell (Jacksonville, Fla).; two god-brothers, Emanuelle Waters (San Jose, Calif.), and Jared Waters (Tampa, Fla.); special friend, Erika Andrews; and god-grandparents, Mack and Brenda Hardy.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. At other times, the families will meet at 1903 Riveria Drive, Shelby
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Saturday at Palmer Grove Baptist Church
Officiated by: Pastor Smith
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral home: Genesis Funeral Service and Chapel is serving the family.
Online condolences: www.genesisfuneralservices.com
Genesis Mortuary and Chapel
413 Weathers Street Shelby, NC
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 3, 2014