Oleta Howell

Hamilton County

Oleta Grace Ward Howell, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 in Ooltewah, Tenn. She was a former resident of Tallahassee and Hialeah, Fla. Born in Live Oak, Fla., Sept. 15, 1921, she was the daughter of Daisy Hingson Ward and Edward Ward. Oleta was retired from Hialeah Hospital and had served as a Nanny for several families in Tallahassee.She is survived by two sons, Ira J. Howell, Jr. and wife Wadene, of North Charlston, S.C., and Clarence E. Howell and his wife Theresa, of Ooltewah, Tenn.; her brother, Clyde Ward and wife Ethel, of Clearwater, Fla.; grandsons, James E. Howell and wife Lori, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Jeffrey A. Howell, of Blountstown, Fla.; granddaughters, Melissa Howell Haney, of Ooltewah, Tenn., and Rebecca Howell Wright and husband Dale, of Virginia Beach, Va.; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ira J. Howell, Sr.; her sisters, Mae Lyles and Edna Ward; a brother, Ellis Ward; and a special friend, Russell Colson.Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the graveside in Roselawn Cemetery, Tallahassee.

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