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Sterling “Bully” Howell

Sterling "Bully" Howell, of LeGrande, passed away surrounded by loved ones at his home on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, after a brief illness at the age of 82.

Sterling was born to Joe and Agnes Richardson Howell on June 16, 1940. He was a full time farmer his entire life, raising cattle and tobacco. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed crappie fishing and bird hunting. He especially loved spending time with friends, family, and his beloved grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, June Gravens Howell, on May 9, 2013; one brother, Nolan Howell; one sister Forrestine Fancher. 

He is survived by one daughter, Susan (Rodney Meredith); one son, Nathan (Michelle); six grandchildren, McKenzie Forbes, Carter, Elizabeth, Lilah, Adaline and Sterling Howell; many extended family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. 

Visitation will be held from 3-7 PM on Thursday, November 10, 2022 and from 10 AM - 12 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Friday at Cosby Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.winnfuneralhome.com

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So sorry for your loss.

Kathy Bunnell Nov 11 2022 11:40 AM

Bully came into our family 1964-65 when he married June our sister! Us being
Younger sisters always under their feet but Bully never complained! We will miss you Bully Howell ! Sandy,Reba,Nancy

Reba Gravens Norman Nov 11 2022 9:27 AM

Sending my hugs and my love to your family. I treasure my memories of fishing and playing cards with your parents.

Deanna Patterson Moore Nov 10 2022 11:46 PM

Please accept out heartfelt sympathy.

Alan&Kim(Kinslow)Russell Family Nov 10 2022 2:05 AM

I am so sorry Nathan and family. It’s hard to lose our loved ones. Your family will be in our prayers.

Janet Dennison Nov 9 2022 5:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sterling “Bully” Howell

Jessica Higginbotham Nov 9 2022 4:14 PM

We are very Sorry
Debra an Bobby Ramsey

Debra Ramsey Nov 9 2022 2:37 PM