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Mr. Elmer "Uncle Buck" Howell, 80, a resident of Dry Creek Road near Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, November 1, 2002 at Maury Regional Hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Howell will be conducted Sunday, November 3, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Williams Mt. Pleasant Funeral Home with Reverend William Owens, Reverend J.C. Christian, and Reverend Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Arlington Cemetery with military honors being provided by the Mt. Pleasant American Legion Post # 10. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

The Giles County native was the son of the late Eleck and Martha Norman Howell. He was the husband of the late Hauty Lee ?Peggy? Graham Howell who died in 1985. He was retired from the maintenance department of Stauffer Chemical Company. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by four daughters, Dolly Tom Jernigan of Mt. Pleasant, Barbara Clark of Pulaski, Betty Jerry Hendrix of Columbia, and Norma Alexandra Sam Akins of Hampshire; three sons, Elmer ?Jim? Paulette Howell of Etheridge, Donald Ray Jane Howell and Danny Wayne Cindy Howell both of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Elam ?Slim? Howell of Mt. Pleasant; twenty-four grandchildren and forty great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillie ?Tooter? Akins; three sisters, Minnie Hyatt Kimball, Rosa Hedgepeth, and Emma Manning; a brother, Clarence ?Short? Howell.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons; Douglas Akins, Donnie Joe Akins, Larry Akins, Paul Howell, Todd Howell, Tim Howell, Ted Howell, Rodney Dunn, Michael Clark, Adam Keith Akins, and Charlie Ray Howell.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church and retirees of Stauffer Chemical Company.

Columbia Daily Herald, submitted by Mary Bob McClain 25 Jan 2013