Death – Obituary: Howell, Mark

Death – Obituary

GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. (WTAP) – Mark Howell, 57, of Grantsville, WV died on December 24, 2021. He was born on July 29, 1964, a son of the late Melvin Howell and Mildred Jones Campbell.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and any outdoor activities he could get into. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

He has a surviving stepson Eric (Jenny) Echard and three grandsons, Austin, Colten and Eric.  Surviving are his Brothers Melvin Howell Jr and Jerry Michael (Emma) Howell and one sister Donna Capps and several nieces and nephews. He will be missed and loved by many.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Howell, and two sisters, Sandra Bunner and Jennifer Howell.

Private services will be held at a later date. Stump Funeral Home & Cremation, Inc., Grantsville, WV, is assisting the Howell family with final arrangements. 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.