Joshua Steven Howell

Born: Sat., Apr. 25, 1987
Died: Wed., Jun. 21, 2017


5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 24, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Memorial Service

6:00 PM Sat., Jun. 24, 2017
Location: Hart Funeral Home

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Mr. Joshua Steven Howell, age 30, of Blackshear, died Wednesday (6/21/17) in Pierce County following a short illness.

Born April 25, 1987 in Waycross, he had lived most of his life in Pierce County. He enjoyed doing a lot of odd-and-end jobs through the years.

Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather, Toomer Howell and an aunt, Sue Howell Hendrix.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Lisa and Ralph Hilliard of Hilliard, FL; father, Steven Howell of Blackshear; brother, Brandon Smith of Hilliard, FL; sister, Amanda Lynn Thornton (husband Joseph) of Reidsville; his paternal grandmother, Elwanda Howell of Blackshear; his maternal grandmother, Linda Thornton of Patterson; his maternal grandfather, David Earl Chancey of Spring Hill, FL; an aunt, Shirley Phillips of Blackshear; and several other relatives.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday (6/24/17) at 6 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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Courtney an Ricky Batten
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
I would like to start of by saying i'm so sorry for the lost of josh,was a kind hearted man an anyone that had got to actually know josh like my husband an I u would be saying the same thing.. We've known josh sence we road the buss together I was about 12 I can honestly say I have nothing bad to say about him he was just living life like everyone else. My husband an I moved away an haven't seen josh sence again i'm sorry for the lost of Josh,,. If u can think of anything my husband an I could do in anyway u please give us a call day or night... Im not sayin josh had favorites but I would like to say to his grandma that he lived with, josh talked about u all the time how much he loved an wanted to change for the better to show u he could an u to be proud.. Just know now he is much better he's not hurting an grandma he is watching u now just like u have watched over him.. *Love u always* Rick an Court number 912-590-5958 (FOREVER U WILL BE MISSED AN LOVED JOSH)

Phoebe Myers
   Posted Fri June 23, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends. Death at any age is difficult. May you find comfort in the words found at Hosea 13:14 which says "From the power of the Grave I will redeem them; From death I will recover them."
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   Posted Tue June 27, 2017
I offer my deepest condolences to the Howell family. Isaiah 25:8 says that He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.
I pray that this scripture brings some comfort to the family during their time of bereavement.

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