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Annell Howse



Visitation With The Family:
11 - 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014
Olive Branch Church, 1115 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro, TN

December 8, 1947 was a momentous day in the life of Charlie and Mable McAdoo Nelson. Their third child, Annell, was born. She began a life that would be marked by a calm demeanor, determination and strength. God called her home November 20, 2014 as she was surrounded by those she loved the most. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mable McAdoo, and siblings, Virginia Nelson, and Janice Nelson.

Annell was educated in the schools of Rutherford County. She was extremely proud to be a member of the 1965 graduating class of Holloway High School. During her time as a Trojan, she distinguished herself as a true scholar by holding membership in the National Honor Society.

She professed her hope in Christ at an early age and united with the Emery United Methodist Church. Her love and devotion to her church is evident by her work in the church as a member of the Usher Board, choir member and service on the Hospitality Committee. Annell also held the position of church treasurer. As an extension of her love for the church and service, she was also a member of Church Women United!

Annell met and fell in love with James Howse. He may not have gone to Jared's but he asked and she said yes. They were married on April 9, 1969 and enjoyed a love that lasted for 45 years. She and James would be fruitful as man and wife and gave birth to their children, Christopher, Tywana, Tammy and James, Jr.

Not only was Annell a wife, mother and an active church member, she also believed in being productive in the work force. Her first employment was a position at the old General Electric facility. After GE, she spent a lengthy career at State Farm Insurance Company and later at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. In her later years she stretched her boundaries and entered the world of entrepreneurialism. She opened her own business and operated the Hair Gallery located on Vine Street. She derived much pleasure from just
sitting around the shop and talking to customers and friends who dropped by.

Annell was always soft spoken but her words were always delivered with quiet strength and purpose. She was a fighter who handled whatever life handed her; never complaining! Her quiet laugh and gentle smile will always be remembered by those who knew and loved her.

Her memories will forever be preserved by her husband, James Howse; children, Christopher and Tywana Howse, Tammy (Tyson) Smith, and James Howse, Jr.; grandchildren, Crystal, Carrie, Cydney, Cameron, and Aria; great grandchild, Terrell (TJ); siblings, Paulette (Frank) Albert, Ana Mae Gregory,Charles Nelson, Helen (Phillip) Hutchinson, and Robert(Rockie) Nelson, all of Murfreesboro; one brother-in-law, Raymond (Jolain) Howse, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; daughter-in-law, Cresseda Howse; devoted nephew, Teshow Ferguson,mother-in-law, Lillian W. Howse; numerous other relatives, friends and the Emery Church family.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371