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Joyce J. Howell

COLUMBIA -- Graveside services for Joyce J. Howell, 72, of Columbia, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in Woodridge Memorial Park. Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge.

Mrs. Howell, widow of James T. Howell, died in West Columbia, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, following a long illness. Born in Gastonia, N.C., Aug. 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late George Washington Hamilton and Georgia Garner Hamilton. She lived most of her life in the Columbia area and had retired from Westinghouse Inc.

She is survived by her son, James Robin Howell of Cayce; three daughters, Shelia H. Floyd of Lexington, Leigh Padgett of West Columbia and Tracy H Percival of Cayce; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Valeria Childers of Rock Hill; and a brother, Robbie Hamilton of Rock Hill.