Nancy Elizabeth Smith Howell

Published 7:56 am Monday, October 5, 2020

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Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Smith Howell, 79, of Redland Road, Advance, died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at her home.

She was born on July 8, 1941, in Davie County to the late John Odell and Mildred Allen Smith. Mrs. Howell was a member of Green Meadows Baptist Church and ran Nana’s Daycare for many years. She loved visiting the mountains and the beach, quilting, and being outdoors.

She was also preceded in death by: her husband, Roger Gray Howell; a son, Dale Gray Howell; a brother, Harold Wayne Smith; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Smith.

Survivors: 2 sons, David Howell of the home, and Dean Howell of Clemmons; 3 siblings, Flora Mae Hockaday, Annie Howell, and Willy Gray Smith; several nieces and nephews; and her special dog, “Buddy.”

A funeral service was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at Green Meadows Baptist Church, with the Rev. Josh Greene officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends at the church one hour prior.