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“Dave -- Please know that Louis & I are thinking about you & keep you in our prayers. Dave, Louis has always had such respect for you &...Read More »
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“We are so sorry to hear about Reba's passing. Dave and Reba have always been so special to our family. Dave is the reason our family moved from High...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear about your loss the family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
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“Prayers and love for you Dave. ”
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“Dave,My condolences on the passing of Reba. I know she will be truly missed.I have thought of the two of you often since your retirement from...Read More »
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Mrs. Reba West Howell, 87, of Valdese, passed away on Thursday September 24, 2020 at Grace Hospital after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Howell was born October 29, 1932 in Cherokee Co, NC, a daughter of the late Myrtle Sherrill West and Charlie Glen West. She was a former employee in the office of Drexel Furniture Co., a faithful member of United Baptist Church and enjoyed her hobby of collecting Madam Alexander Dolls. Reba was very family orientated, and looked forward to family reunions and hosting her nieces and nephews at her home when she lived in Greenville, SC.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by siblings, Marie and J.D. Buff, Delores and Cecil Rector, Carolyn Franklin, Ted West, Tommy West, brother-in-law Tom Carswell and two nieces and one nephew.
Surviving is the love of her life for the past 53 years, her husband, David V. Howell of Valdese, brothers, Johnny West and wife Barbara of Valdese, Jerry West and wife Gerie of Hickory, a sister, Joan Carswell of Valdese and brother- in- law Lewis Franklin of Valdese; and sister-in-law Brenda West of Valdese. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Private Funeral Services for Reba West Howell will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday September 27, 2020 at United Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Matthews and Rev. Dustin Camp officiating. Interment will follow in the United Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will have a drive by receiving Sunday from 1:00 until 1:45 PM at United Baptist Church . Mrs. Howell will lie-in-state from 2 until 5:00 P.M. Saturday at Heritage Funeral Service, Valdese.
Memorials may be made to United Baptist Church, 2638 Messer Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.