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Obituary for Murl Bush Howell ……….

Mrs. Murl Bush Howell, age 87, of Bonifay, Florida passed away June 10, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Miramar Beach, FL. She was born September 2, 1929 in Bonifay, Florida to the late John McKinley Bush and Mittie Brackin Bush. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Howell was preceded in death by her husband, William Shouppe Howell, Sr. and two brothers, Earl Bush and Jack Bush.

Murl loved to cook wonderful food for her family and enjoyed painting lovely pictures with acrylic and watercolors. She attended FSU where she played clarinet in the marching band. Singing in the First United Methodist Church Choir and volunteering in several civic organizations were a few of her favorite things to do. Time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was her joy.

Mrs. Howell is survived by her two children, William S. ‘Bill’ Howell, Jr. and wife Tracy of Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Michelle Robinson and husband Craig of Gulf Breeze, FL; a sister, Betty Jo Fields and husband Glen of Conyers, GA; five grandchildren, William Troy Howell and wife Tara, Christy Michelle Howell and husband Greer Pair, Lauren Howell Markham and husband Michael, Tyler Craig Robinson, Alexander Howell Robinson and wife Jennifer Harley-Robinson; eight great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Maddox, Oliver, Colby, Ava, Brennan Kate, Juniper, Rowan; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 11:00 AM Monday, June 12, 2017, at Bonifay First United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Fail and Rev. Jean Tippit officiating. Interment followed in the Bonifay Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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