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Elsie Cox Howell

May 12, 1925 January 7, 2018
Elsie Cox Howell
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Mrs. Elsie Cox Howell, 92, resident of Mount Olive since 1968 and native of Onslow County, died early Sunday morning, January 7, 2018 in a Hopewell Virginia hospital. She had resided in Hopewell with a son for the last several years. Mrs. Howell was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive. She truly enjoyed a long married life of 59 years and eight days with her husband, Edward Ray Howell, Sr., traveling with him as he served in the military, living in two foreign countries during his career. She had much time and joy with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, even great-great-grandchildren, along with all her sisters and brother. She cherished her time with her church family and her many friends at Mount Olive Senior Citizens Center.

Graveside services will be Thursday, January 11, at 1 p.m. at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, 700 Highway 24, Newport, N.C. Dr. Dennis Draper Jr. will officiate.

Mrs. Howell is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward Ray Howell, Jr. and Gail Howell of Hopewell, Va.; another daughter-in-law, Ann Howell of Calypso; a sister, Cornelia Paradisi of Michigan; five grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; three sons, Mark Steven Howell, Michael Richard Howell, and John Gaston Howell; a daughter, Candace Howell Rivenbark; parents, John Gaston Cox, Sr. and Josie Mills Cox; brother, John Gaston Cox, Jr.; sisters, Faye Wisen, Lois Alexander, Alma Collins, Rosa Harmon, and Lucille Canady; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

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