Charlotte Adele Hancock Howell
February 7, 1917 – October 26, 2017
Charlotte Adele Hancock Howell, 100, of Cartersville, GA passed away peacefully Thursday, October 26, 2017 surrounded by her four daughters. Born on February 7, 1917 in Marietta, GA, she was the daughter of the late Ralph James Hancock and Lottie Lavere Hancock. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Monroe Howell, Jr., her sister, Dawn Hancock McNeill, her brother, R. James Hancock, and granddaughter, Dianne Sullins Ross. Dell attended grade school in Marietta and graduated from Westminster in Atlanta. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish from Shorter College in Rome, GA in 1938. She moved to Cartersville upon her marriage to Sam Howell, Jr., where she raised her family. Dell was active in civic groups within the community: member of the Cartersville Service League, member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and as a Girl Scout Leader for a number of years. She joined the First Presbyterian Church in 1940 and remained active until recent years. Dell served in the First Presbyterian Church as a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, Deacon, Elder, Christian Education Committee, Volunteer for the After School Children’s Program, President of the Women of the Church, Church World Service work (rolling bandages, making diapers, and layettes), Board Member for Thornwell Orphanage, instrumental in bringing Meal on Wheels to Bartow County and instrumental in establishing a Community Clothes Closet in Cartersville, and Board Member of the Bartow Collaborative. Serving others was a passion, mission, and ministry for “Mama Dell”. Following her husband’s death in 1954, Dell continued with the family business, Enterprise Oil Company, which was started by her husband in 1945. Dell employed Alec Dent and Homer Calhoun to run the day to day operations of Enterprise Oil. Dell was active as Chairman of the Board of Enterprise from 1954 until the business was sold in 2003. Dell was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for the family. She was an avid card player and enjoyed monthly bridge games merging community and church. At age 52, after raising four girls, Dell took a more serious approach to exercise and fitness. She began walking 2 miles a day 5-6 days per week. She soon found Water Aerobics traveling to Kennesaw College and Berry College attending classes with local friends having similar interests. Dell was instrumental in discussions with the City of Cartersville regarding the need for a Senior Aquatic Center, which now exists in Sam Smith Park. “Mama Dell” lived every day to the fullest and is fondly remembered being seen in her station wagon (“The Flash”) around the city to deliver meals, take others to doctor appointments, attending ALL events of EVERY grandchild and great grandchild. Mama Dell was every family member’s # 1 Cheerleader always encouraging her loved ones with her famous cheer, “You’re SO SMART!” She loved camping trips with family and went on many adventures across the United States and Canada. Dell is survived by her four daughters: Charlotte Howell Sullins, Dot Howell Dunaway (Bill), Linda Howell Hall, and Nan Howell Collier (Dennis); her grandchildren: Wes Sullins (Sharon), Dixie Sullins Mullinax (Ed), Jeffery Ross, Dawn Dunaway McEachern (Tom), Ann Dunaway Teh (Simon), Claire Dunaway Cyr (Jason), LtCol Trevor Hall (Nikki), Ivy Collier Jordan (Trey), and Emily Collier; her great grandchildren: Sam Sullins, Jake Sullins, Reid Selton, Cameron Teh, Elise Teh, Savannah Cyr, Tanner John Cyr, Abby Kate Hall, Zachary Hall, Olivia Hall, Collier Jordan, Elin Jordan, Barron Jordan, and Hallie Jordan. The family would like to express a very sincere and special thank you to the caregivers: Dene McClure, Dot Beavers, Hattie Beavers, Stephanie Price, Denise Morgan, Cindy Michelle, and Wanda Carr. The family would also like to express appreciation and gratitude to Amedysis Hospice: Whitney Haywood, Tiffany Powell, Mitzi Oates, Misty Mitchell, Jean Williams, and Daniel Brown. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, 183 W. Main Street, Cartersville, GA with the Rev. Pete Paulsen and Rev. Ted Smith officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA. The family will also receive friends and guests for visitation at 1:00PM, an hour before the service, in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Serving as Pall Bearers are Wes Sullins, Trevor Hall, Jeffery Ross, Sam Sullins, Jake Sullins, and Reid Selton. In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.
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Charlotte Adele Hancock Howell
November 5, 2017
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
November 2, 2017
Sending my condolences to the family during the loss of your dear loved one. May God's love, peace, and comfort be with you all. What a legacy!
Clyde and Nancy Medlock
October 31, 2017
The Medlock family has been privileged to have known Del, an extraordinary friend and amazing person. Her energy, enthusiasm, and generosity were ever present and we are grateful to have been blessed by that friendship.
Our adult children think of her fondly and mourn her passing. She was important to their childhood and they are grateful for the many kindnesses extended to them.
Our condolences to the extended Howell family. We are sorry for your loss.
October 29, 2017
such a good lady, good family.....dg
October 28, 2017
Prayers and much love to Dot and such a fine and outstanding family during this time of loss... the legacy of devotion, grace, community care, concern and compassion radiates from Mrs. Howell. The Word of God commends the posterity of a righteous woman of God..."Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; and she smiles...knowing that she and her family are prepared for the future..."; "her children rise up and call her blessed...she is to be admired...". Proverbs 31:25;28 AVB. Admiration, honor, and celebration are in order for a life well lived by a radiant, Godly Lady..."her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls." Proverbs 31:10 Heaven's portals are more gloriously resplendent with Mrs. Howell now numbered amongst the Saints!
October 27, 2017
I can think of NO BETTER Presbyterian than Adele Howell. She touched the lives of so many people in her many years of selfless work at The First Presbyterian Church. May She Rest In Eternal Peace.