Maude Howell Obituary

Maude Rose Howell
Maude Rose Howell

June 30, 1916 - February 25, 2007
Resided in Cleveland, TN
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Waynesvilleâ€"Maude Hannah Rose Howell, age 90, died Sunday morning, February 25, 2007 at Sky Ridge Hospital in Cleveland, TN.

She was born June 30, 1916 in Haywood County, NC to the late Carson and Theodocia Hannah. She was a long-time resident of the Iron Duff community. Her last years were spent in Cleveland, TN with family and friends.

Ms. Howell retired from Haywood County Hospital after 22 years of service as a nursing assistant. As a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church in Canton, NC, she served as a Sunday school teacher for several years. Favorite pastimes included Christian tours with various destinations on the east coast, camping, and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hal Rose; her second husband Paul J. Howell; sisters Josie Sutton, Carrie Conrad, Ruby Rose; and brothers Jess Hannah, Carson Hannah, Thurman Hannah, Medford Hannah and two infant brothers.

Survivors include her daughters, Stella Nell (Susie) Messer of Cleveland, TN and Joan R. Hill and her husband, Gene, of Clyde, NC; her six grandchildren, Davisro (Lorraine) Messer, Judy (Dave) Slagle, Trudy (Al) Lilly, Eugenia (Richard) Moore, Ricky (Sherry) Hill and Jennifer (J.D.) Frizzell; and eight great-grandchildren, Davis Hal Messer, Sara Nance, Jay Messer, Ernie Hill, Mary Hill, Jessica Slagle, Catherine Slagle, Samuel Moore and Taylor Messer.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville with Reverend Robert Rose and Reverend Ronnie Jenkins officiating. Burial will follow at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. Serving as pallbearers will be nephews Doyle Rose, Leonard Sutton, Joe Hannah, Bruce Hannah and great-grandsons Hal and Jay Messer. Memorials may be sent to Joe Hannah at 745 Sutton Town Rd., Waynesville, NC 28785 to cover costs associated with maintenance of the family cemetery at Sutton Town. The family received friends on Tuesday evening in Cleveland, TN at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

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Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville
296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Chapel of Wells Funeral Home-Waynesville
296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
2:00 PM
Sutton Town Cemetery
Sutton Town Road (Cove Creek)
Waynesville, NC 28785
Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Sutton Town Cemetery Maintenance Fund
c/o Joe Hannah, 745 Sutton Town Road
Waynesville, NC 28785