Sallie Elizabeth Howell, age 94, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 4, 2019, after a lengthy illness. She was a resident of Hillview Health Center in Elizabethton, Tennessee for the past three years. Sallie was a loving wife to Harvey Logan Howell, who preceded her in death. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Erwin and enjoyed the fellowship of her friends in the Dorcas Sunday School. Sallie worked for the Southern Pottery in Erwin, where she painted the flower decorations on their now famous pottery. Later in life, she worked at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital in the dietary Department. She retired after 20 plus years of service. Sallie loved to travel and had opportunities with church and family to visit many places all across the United States. A private tour of the White House was on her list of favorite experiences. In addition to her parents and husband, Sallie is preceded in death by her daughter, Penny Sue.
Sallie Elizabeth Howell has left behind to cherish her memories: Sister: Betty Gillis and husband, Bill; Brother: Ike Engle and wife, Revonda; Sons: Harvey Howell and wife, Lana, Terry Howell and wife, Patty; Grandchildren: Jeremy, Adam, Shawn, Katie; Twelve great-grandchildren; Many nieces and nephews.
The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Sallie Elizabeth Howell in a Celebration of Life service to begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in the chapel at Valley Funeral Home. Reverend David Crutchfield will officiate. A visitation period will begin at 12:00 PM and will continue until the hour of service on Tuesday. A graveside committal service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery following the Celebration of Life. Those attending, will meet at Valley funeral home by 1:00 PM to go in procession. Serving as pallbearers will be the men of Calvary Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made, on behalf of Sallie Elizabeth Howell, to Alzheimer’s of Northeast Tennessee, Inc., 3212 Hanover Road, Johnson City, TN 37604.
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