Evelyn Cooke Howell

Obituary for Evelyn Cooke Howell

September 10, 1928 - September 24, 2013
Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Age 85

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother


Mary Evelyn Cooke Howell, 85, formerly of Goldsboro, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Chapel Hill.

Evelyn was born in Wayne County on September 10, 1928 to the late Ernest K. and Mary Daveler Cooke. She was married to the late Eugene S. Howell. Evelyn retired from her work with Clinard's and was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 27, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Park.

Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Terry Howell Gunnels of Chapel Hill and Sheryl Howell Williams of Beaufort; sister, Ila Gray Cooke Smith; brother, William Ernest "Billy" Cooke; grandchildren, Amanda Christine Gunnels, Christopher Rawlings Gunnels, and Kevin Alexander Gunnels.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Cooke Hinnant; and brothers, Alton Ernest Cooke, Robert Rudolph Cooke, and Morris Henderson Cooke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to UNC Hospice, P.O. Box 1077, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions me made to:
  • UNC Hospice
    P.O. Box 1077
    Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service

1300 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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