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Melissa Ann Howell, 46, of Warne passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Atlanta, Georgia, but had spent much of her life traveling the country visiting every state except three, before settling down in the Clay County area in 1995. Melissa loved her grandchildren dearly and spent much of her time with them. She was a loving woman and always willing to help others in need, selflessly. Melissa will be greatly missed.


She was the daughter of the late Edward Lamar and Patricia Thurman.


Surviving are a daughter, Amanda Howell and fiancé, Jonathan Lambert of Young Harris, Georgia; a son, James Howell of Warne; a sister, Tammy Thurman of Newnan, Georgia; and three grandchildren, Caidon, Anthoni, and Quintin Lambert.


A private family service will be held at a later date.


Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville in charge of arrangements. 

#2 holy Hendricks 2014-03-11 07:23
Amanda,James and three boys. I am sorry for your loss. Lisa was a special unique person who loved all of you completly. I'm glad I knew her.Love Holly
#1 J. Moore 2014-02-24 16:22
To the Family of Melissa Ann Howell,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Melissa. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Melissa. (John 11:41-44)
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