The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 19, 2014

Michael Howell, 72, of Albemarle, died Feb. 14, 2014


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 — Michael Stevens Howell, 72, of Albemarle, passed away February 14, 2014, peacefully at his home.  

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2014, at Randall United Methodist Church. The Rev. David McCauley will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service.  

Mr. Howell was born November 5, 1941, in Guilford County, to the late Fred and Estelle Coppedge Howell.  

He was a 1960 graduate of Norwood High School and attended N.C. State University. He was last employed with MCI Communications, now Verizon, as a marketing manager. He was a member of Randall United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marsha Howell Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Jean Merrill Howell, of the home; daughter, Kristi Lupkey and husband Dru of Frisco, Texas; stepdaughter, Terri Callahan of Charleston, S.C.; stepsons, Paul Smith of Dallas, Texas, Larry Thompson and wife Peggy of Berkley, Mich., Joseph Coonrod and wife Angie of Fruitport, Mich. and Thomas Coonrod of Muskegon, Mich.; sisters, Jane Tillett Bell and husband Alan of Rock Hill, S.C. and Patricia Vick and  husband James of Millingport; brother, Randall Howell and wife June of Monroe; brother-in-law, Charles Miller of Norwood; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  

The family wishes to thank close friends and classmates of the class of 1960 and the Dr. Steffens and staff at Community Hospice for their love and care.

Memorials may be made to: Randall United Methodist Church, 48144 Randall Road, Norwood, NC 28128.

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