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ROCHELLE, Howard P., Jr., abt 1945 - 12 Jul 2009, (son of Howard P. Rochelle Sr & Ollie Bell Barlar Rochelle; husband of Betty Hickman Rochelle who survives.

Howard P. Rochelle, Jr.

Howard P. Rochelle, Jr., 64, supervisor and heavy equipment operator for Consolidated Aluminum and heavy equipment operator for Floyd & Floyd Construction Company and Southern Land Contractors, died Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Oakes & Nichols with Milton Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Maury County native was the son of the late Howard P. Rochelle, Sr. and Ollie Bell Barlar Rochelle.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hickman Rochelle of Columbia; children, Anthony Keith (Judith Owen) Rochelle of LaVergne and Kimberly Dawn (Mike Ledford) White of Columbia; granddaughter, Tiffani Dale White of Columbia; step-son, Jeffery Scott (Liz) Spivey of Lewisburg; five step-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Katherine Pullen of Columbia, Bobby Rochelle of Columbia, Sue Reynolds of Dallas, Texas, Bonnie Bassham of Culleoka, Doris (David) Brodrick of Martin, Evelyn (James) Burgett of Mt. Plesasant, Sara (Foy) Walker of Lewisburg, Linda Rochelle of Lewisburg, Ralph W. (Sandra) Rochelle of Columbia, and Beverly (Tony) Grooms of Columbia; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Harold Rochelle and sister-in-law, Era Rochelle.

Active pallbearers are Michael Glass, Michael Bassham, W. L. Boshers, Dennis Grooms, Howard Garland, Jamie Manor, Ronnie Habel, and Ryan Nieuwenhuis. Larry Wayne Hinson, Billy Graham, Ricky Blackburn, and a host of friends will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Information compiled and added here by Wayne Austin, a cousin, 18 Jul 2009. Source: Obituaries, Columbia Herald, Monday July 13, 2009.