Mary Elizabeth Howell, 98, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at the home of her sister on Suck Creek Mountain.
She was born in Coalmont, Tennessee on October 16, 1917 to George and Margaret Dyer Tate, who preceded her in death along with her husband, Harvey L. Howell; daughter, Rosy Nell McCarver; brothers, Clifford and Lynn Clyde Tate; and sisters, Mae Jocylean Collins and Carolyn Marie Tate.
She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Coalmont and a 50-plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star #266 Tracy City Chapter.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Jean (Carl) James of Dunlap; sisters, Mildred Brown of Tracy City, Georgia Dishroon of Cookeville, Dortha Sanders and Claudine Shirley of Chattanooga and Jeanetta Finch of Gruetli-Laager; grandchildren, Willma “Jenny” Masterson, Calvin “Bud” Tate, Kristena Krengel, Timothy McCarver and Sherry Bailey; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 18 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jimmy King officiating. Burial was in the Bonnie Oaks Cemetery.
Layne Funeral Home of Palmer was in charge of arrangements.