HICKORY GROVE -- Billy Joe Howell, 66, of 2061 Scenic View Road, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Upstate Carolina Medical Center in Gaffney.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2008, at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. The Rev. Larry Hyder and the Rev. Carl Howell will be officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.
A native of Hickory Grove, Billy was a son of the late William Howell and Wilma Bratton Howell. He was a member of Salem Presbyterian Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by five sisters, Sarah Burgess of Hickory Grove, Emily Brown of York, Blanche Smith of York, Judy Bolin of Clover, Minnie Whitesides of York; two brothers, Walter Howell of Hickory Grove and Bob Howell of Chester; 19 nieces and nephews; and 39 greatnieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church fellowship hall, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2008.
Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 153, Hickory Grove, SC 29717, or to Joshua Rhodes, 2792 Irene Bridge Road, Hickory Grove, SC 29717.
Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Howell Family.