Martin Luther Howell, Jr.

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“Cousin David just informed me of Uncle Jr's passing. So sorry to hear. Only 8 months after my mom(Elva). At least they are all together again....Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley DiMatteo - Cicero, NY

“To Mr Howells family, I would like to offer my deepest condolences for your loss.Mr Howell treated me...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Bruce Staples - Roanoke, VA

“It's been many years since I've visited with Uncle Junior but I will always remember what a genuine man he was, his smiling face, and how he and mom...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Paul - Plant City, FL

“Junior was the boss of the signal gang I was new to the gang life,Junior helped me in every way and taught me a lot, I will never forget him,he was...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: James ODell - Fayetteville, WV

“Condolences to the Howell Family. Throughout the years, Tom and Melissa spoke so highly of Mr. Howell and Mrs. Howell. They were a special and...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Lambert - Winterville, NC

“He will be greatly missed. I will remember both of him and Mary and all the time I spent there growing up. I am so sorry to all the family you are...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jessica Adkins Walker - Beckley, WV

“You,and your family were very good friends. Our community will miss you. God Bless your family. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Nellie Farley - Pipestem, WV

“Many fond memories of family get togethers at Grandma and Grandpa Hills during the summers. You are missed Uncle Junior. Love, Chris. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Richard (Chris) Mills - FL

“i didnt know you but i know your granddaughter Amanda and she told me all kinds of story's about you and your wife and yall sounded like wonderful...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Amanda Mitchem

“Dad is now resting in peace with Mom. Love you Dad. Mike & Kathy ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Michael r. Bailey - Laurel, DE

“I only met Uncle Junior once during the Craig/McGraw Reunion in 1992. I remember his beautiful house up on the hill and the smell of bacon and tons...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Lisa Craig Wright (Floyd Craig's youngest) - MI

“I will always remember all the time we spent with Uncle Jr.and his family, growing up, the great food and the baseball games. I will always remember...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dave and Debbie Craig Family - MI

“To my cousins and their families, Its been a long time since we were all together, but we are very sorry for your loss. It is very sad that all...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Lora Stuart Smith - Waterford, MI

“Uncle Junior you will be missed and I know Aunt Mary is waiting for you in heaven. Thank you for all the wonderful childhood memories. Much love to...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Stacie Mills Laurence - Mantua, OH

“Will miss you Uncle Jr .Thanks for your service to our country. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Floyd and Sady Craig - Lapeer, MI

“A great neighbor ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: jeff lyon - pipestem, WV

“Will miss you very much and the great get togethers and great breakfasts.i miss all the great ball games with all the cousins in the front yard and...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Floyd and Sady Craig Family - MI


Martin Luther Howell Jr., 86 of Pipestem, died early Sunday morning January 6, 2013 at his home. Born June 24, 1926, in Princeton, he was the son of the late Martin Luther Howell Sr. and Edna Mae Smith Howell. Mr. Howell was a graduate of Princeton High School, and was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Army. Mr. Howell's career with the railroad spanned for more than 44 years, having worked for the Virginian Railroad, Norfolk and Western Railroad and retiring from the Norfolk Southern Railroad as a signal foreman. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Signals. Mr. Howell was a simple man, he enjoyed his garden, fishing and hunting, building bird houses, being outdoors and collecting trains. Early in his life. he along with his sisters sung on the Princeton Radio Station for several years. While his health permitted, he attended Painters Chapel United Methodist Church at Speedway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the love of his life of 60 years, Mary Emmaline Hill Howell, a daughter-in-law, Donna S. Howell, and a son-in-law Keith Danieley. He was also preceded in death by four siblings, Emma Craig, Elva Kendrat, Alma Jean Stewart, and Margaret Craig. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Those left to cherish his memory, six children Michael Reed Bailey and wife Kathy of Delaware, Martin Edward Howell and friend Janet Holliday, Kenneth "Jerry" Howell all of True, Regina Carol Danieley, Timothy Wayne Howell and wife Ellen all of Pipestem, and Thomas Kevin Howell and wife Melissa of Charlotte North Carolina. 12 grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 9, 2013, from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastor Tommy Mounts officiating. Military graveside services will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, under the direction of the West Virginia Honor Guard and the Mercer County Veterans Council. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from noon until the service hour at the funeral home. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren. The Howell family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

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