Gladys Davis Howell

gladys howell
Gladys Davis Howell, 92, of Asheville, died Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Pisgah Manor Health Care. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Oscar R. and Maude Mann Davis. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ray L. Howell, Sr.; two sisters, Mabry Davis and Lucy Green; four brothers, Troy, Fred, Norman and Ray Davis. She was a member of Davis Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Coffey and husband Ralph of Marion, Mary Davis and husband Scott of Asheville; a son, Ray L. Howell, Jr. of Asheville; a sister, Myrtle Watts of Candler; grandchildren, Melissa Young and husband Donald of Jamestown, NC, Jason Davis of Asheville; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Atticus Young of Jamestown. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Reverend Chester West officiating. Her family will receive friends from 12:30-1:30 pm Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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  1. You were my sunshine when it rained, my light in the dark. You made the best cupcakes and really knew how to make me feel special. You were the best grandmother a girl could have. I will never forget everything you taught me and did for me. I will always miss you.

  2. Aunt Gladys I will forever remember your great since of humor. You will be missed. God bless your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Angie Davis

  3. Mary, I am sorry to hear of your mother’s home going. It has been many years since I have seen you or talked to you, but wanted you to know your family is in my prayers for God to give you comfort and peace. Love, June Rice Dockery

  4. Ray, Our thoughts and prayers are with you… If you need anything we are here for you.. We love you.. Teresa Karn and Vicky Conner

  5. Gladys was truly a special patient to Reta & I as we worked with her through Home Health Carepartners.
    We both admired her determination and strong will. And, we enjoyed her wonderful sense of humor. You are in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. May God give you each an extra measure of His grace today and always.

  6. Mary,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I always heard good things about her. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry I can not be there but please keep in touch. If I can do anything please let me know.

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