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Ava Howell

May 25, 1921 — March 8, 2018

Ava Pratt Dover Howell, age 96 of Carolina Care Center went home to heaven March 8, 2018. She was born May 25, 1921 to the late Ralph and Mary Dover. She was a member of Bess Chapel United Methodist Church. Ava loved sewing, traveling, gardening, and was a proud member of Bess Chapel Methodist Women.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded death by husband, Robert Howell; son-in-law, Dwight McSwain; brothers, George Dover, Todd Dover, and Frank Dover; and sisters, Mary Newton and Ann Beard.

Survivors include her daughters, Jane Mauney (Bill) and Melba McSwain; grandchildren, Gale Gilbert, Joy Peterson, Richard McSwain, and Karen Prevatte; great grandchildren, Amanda, Kayla, Ryan, Will, and Erik; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Sunday, from 1:30 to 2:15 PM followed by funeral services Sunday at 2:30 PM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Randi Godfrey officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Kings Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bess Chapel Church, 2357 Bess Chapel Church Rd., Cherryville, NC 28021 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net

  • Visitation

    March 11, 2018
    1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

    Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services

    1100 East Main Street
    Cherryville, NC
    (704) 435-6711
  • Funeral Service

    March 11, 2018
    2:30 PM

    Carpenter-Porter Funeral and Cremation Services

    1100 East Main Street
    Cherryville, NC
    (704) 435-6711
  • Interment

    Sunday March 11 2018

    Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery

    1017 Bethlehem Rd
    Kings Mountain, NC
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