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Minnie Belle Howerton

Mrs. Minnie Belle Howerton went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. She was born in Selma, NC to the late Melvin Brooks and Evelena Blalock Oldham, and was married to Robert E. ‘Gene’ Howerton. She was a retired salesperson and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors are her husband; daughter, Debbie Willis Puryear and husband, Tony, of South Boston; granddaughter, Tami Denise Pace and fiancé, Kenny Bowes; grandson, Matthew Scott Wilkins and wife, Jacqueline; granddaugher, Amberly Rose Moon; grandson, Adam Blake Wilkins; great-grandson, Hunter Steven Pace; great-granddaughter, Savannah Raine Bowes; great-granddaughter, Laci Briann Wilkins; great-grandson, Kaden Garrett Bowes; daughters, Rhonda Jill Davis and Becky Sue Willis, both of South Boston; step-daughter, Beth Wilson of South Boston; sisters, Doris Stacey of Roxboro, NC, Patsy Henderson of Halifax, Ila Arthur of Danville, and Ava Rives of Siler City, NC; brothers, Melvin ‘Buddy’ Oldham of Goldston, NC, Ralph Oldham of Roxboro, NC, and Charlie Oldham of Bear Creek, NC.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Black Walnut Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 until 8:30 at Brooks Funeral Home and other times at the home, 1041 Leigh McKay Trail, South Boston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 875, South Boston, VA 24592. Online condolences may be made at