Linda Sue Howell

Linda Sue Howell

4/15/39 - 11/14/12

Services celebrating the life of Linda Sue Howell will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria with the Reverends Jason Townley and Joel McMickin officiating. Burial will be at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Melder under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.

The family requests that visitation be observed Friday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mrs. Howell, 73, of Melder, entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2012 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital to be embraced by the arms of our Lord and her loving husband, Benjamin Howell.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all who knew her. "Nana" will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Benjamin Howell; her father and mother, Riley Finnamore Clark and Myrtle Clark; brothers, Riley Finnamore Clark, Jr., Nealy Ray Clark, and Jimmy Wayne Clark; and her sister, Velma Lucille "Pee-Wee" Gore.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Susie Franklin Belsom, Sissy Franklin (Don), Steve Franklin (Laurel), Alan "Bibo" Franklin (Marianne), and Brian Howell; her grandchildren, Cierra Richey, Courtney Richey, Chandler Richey, Kandi Foster, Craig Franklin, Lauren Franklin Burch (Justin), Kari Franklin, and Cory Franklin; one great-grandson, Stephen Andrew Franklin; one sister, Laura Bechtel; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, MeMe.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Chandler Richey, Clint Murphy, Robbie Gros, Josh Howell, Roy Howell, and Jerry Cerantes.

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Funeral Home

Hixson Brothers Funeral Home
701 Jackson Street  Alexandria, LA 71301

Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 16, 2012