The Rev. William Broughton (Billy) Howell


The Rev. William Broughton (Billy) Howell, 88, of Cartersville, Ga., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.

Rev. Howell was born July 28, 1926, in Piedmont, Ala., the son of the late Walter Marvin and Myrtle (Amerson) Howell. He was a member of the South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and attended Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna Lenora Williamson; a sister, Mary Reeves; and two brothers, Marvin Howell and James Howell.

Surviving are his son and daughter in law, Jack and Sandra Howell of Cartersville; grandsons Nolan Howell and his wife Lori of Shang Hai China, Nathan Howell of Cartersville, Neal Howell and his wife Leslie of Cartersville; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Howell and his wife Jean of Piedmont, Ala.; and nieces and nephews.

Services were held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home with Rev. K. Ray Looney officiating.