Faye L. Howell, 88, of Murphy, passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in a Murphy care facility.
She was a native and lifetime resident of Cherokee County. Faye was the oldest living member of Little Glade Baptist Church.
She was the daughter of the late Jesse M. and Eunice Franks Ledford and wife of the late Bill Howell, who died Feb. 16, 1979. She also was preceded in death by two sons, Arnold and Bobby Howell; a son-in-law, Benny Dockery; a grandson, Jeffrey Howell; and two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are a daughter, Annette Dockery of Murphy; four granddaughters, Tammy Hunsucker of the home, April Reece of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Cynthia Waldroup and Christy Rayburn, both of Murphy; three grandsons, Mack Dockery and wife Debbie of Murrayville, Ga., and Brian and Kevin Howell, both of Locust Grove, Ga.; 14 great-grandchildren; a special great-great-grandson, Casen Gross; daughter-in-law, Thia Howell of Stockbridge, Ga.; sister-in-law, Eureka Ledford of Murphy; brother-in-law, Kenneth Cole of Gillsville, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, in Little Glade Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Palmer officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Old Martins Creek Cemetery.
The family received friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Faye L. Howell to Little Glade Baptist Church, 1727 Martins Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906 or Old Martins Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Billy Stiles, 2299 Martins Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, is in charge of arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.