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Carolyn O. Howie


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:49pm

Carolyn O. Howie, 89, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Asheville to the late Zebulon “Frank” Osborne, and the late Lorene York Osborne. Her husband, Parks Hunter Howie Sr .; brother, Zeb Osborne; brother, York Osborne; sister, Sarah Osborne; and daughter, Sandra O. Howie, all predeceased her.

She leaves behind to treasure her memory her six loving children, Jim Wolfe and wife, Ellen; Beth Alexander and husband, Don; Jeanne Howie, Rebecca Beard, Hunter Howie and wife, Robin; and Tracy Howie; nine grandchildren, Jon Wolfe and wife, Mandy; Mary Katherine Hale and husband, Gordon; Justin Alexander and fiancé, Dani Warren, and Andrea McCumber and husband, Jeff; Catherine Nielsen and husband, David; Ben Beard and wife, Taylor; Weston Beard and fiancé, Jessi Grassley; Jesse Beard and Matthew Howie; nine great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jared, Mia, Hannah, Abigail, Chandler, Parks, Logan and Thomas; as well as sisters, Janet Hoke and Linda Yandle.

A great mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she had a servant’s heart and always helped those who needed special care. She was a great cook, loved taking care of her family, kept a wonderful garden, and loved tending to her flowers. All those who knew her and loved her will dearly miss her.

She was a dedicated member of Harrisburg Presbyterian Church.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at Harrisburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery, officiated by Rev. Andrea McCumber and Rev. Jeff McCumber.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Transylvania Habitat for Humanity, 692 Ecusta Road, Brevard, NC 28712; or the Sharing House, 164 Duckworth Ave., Brevard, NC 28712.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Harrisburg is serving the Howie family.

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