Cordell J. Howell
Mr. Cordell J. Howell, 78, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2005, in Pensacola, Fla. He was a native and lifetime resident of Century, attended the First Baptist Church of Century and was a member of the Century Masonic Lodge. He was retired from Pensacola NAS after 30 years, a veteran of World War II serving in the Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elouise Howell of Century; three sons, James M. (Dianne) Howell, Edward J. (Myrna) Howell and Robert G. (Dian) Howell, all of Jay; a brother, Gordon W. Howell of Pensacola; a sister, Doris Hancock of Pensacola; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. at Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Judy and the Rev. Brad Johnson officiating. Burial followed at McCurdy Cemetery with Eastside Chapel Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Terry Bryan, Sam Lowery, Bryan Howell, Jonathan Crites, David Howell, Phillip Howell, Richard Howell and Preston Jr. Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were John Blair, Bob Howington, Lloyd Barrow, Bill Crawley, Carl Godwin, Edsol Smith and Mike Barrow.