Harold Lewis Howerton

August 27, 1943January 31, 2019

Harold Lewis Howerton, 75 of Sophia, WV passed away on January 31, 2019.

Born on August 27, 1943, he was the son of the late James Howerton and Leuvon Ham. Harold enjoyed all outside activities including fishing and hunting with his family. Harold retired as a custodian after working 15 years for the Raleigh County Board of Education. Previously Harold worked as a coal miner for Slab Fork Coal Company over 14 years.

In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his loving wife Phyllis of 49 years; his brother, Ronald James Howerton; and sister, Onita Bragg.

Those left to cherish his memory includes his daughters, Dee Maxey and her husband Bobby, Dana Howerton and her companion Ronnie Woods, Lori Howerton, Brittany Thompson; son, Brandon Howerton; brothers, Donald Gene Howerton and his wife Connie and Chris Howerton and his Wife Anita; sister, Ruth Iskander and husband Albert; grandchildren, Carrie Johnson and Scott Thomas Jr.; great grandchildren, Atlas Johnson, Tayven and Brentley Hall.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Friends may gather with the family Wednesday from 12-2 PM at the funeral home.


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Deanna Maxey

February 3, 2019

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