Hubert Howell

Daily Tribune News
Cartersville, Georgia

December 15, 1986

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Hubert Howell, 88, of Route 6, Canton Highway, died Friday, December 12, 1986, in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born on November 19, 1898 in Bartow County, son of the late Martin Howell and Eva Knight Howell; was a member of the Center Baptist Church and retired bus driver.

Preceded in death by a sister, Armeretta Shinall and a brother, Howard C. Howell; survivors include three sisters, Gertrude Shinall, Emergene Brooks and Myrtle Abernathy, all of Cartersville; three brothers, Harold Howell, Hoyt Howell and Herman Howell, all of Cartersville.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Center Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Adams officiating.  Interment followed in the Old Macedonia Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Joe Howell, Mike Howell, David Howell, Charles Howell, Donald Howell and Douglas Abernathy.

[NOTES: In his younger days, Hubert was a well known local moonshiner.  In this later years, he was featured in the books “Mountain Spirits” and “More Mountain Spirits,” both by Joseph Dabney.  Charles Kuralt interviewed him for his “On The Road” series and used that interview in his book by the same name.   He was also a part of the Bartow History Center’s “Revenuers and Rumrunners” exhibit.]


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