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.