Ruth Elaine Howell, 89, of Eufaula, Alabama, died Sunday, June 30, 2019, at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 11 A.M., at the Eufaula First Assembly of God Church. The Rev. Tony Willis, Rev. Kyle Dykes and Rev. Kent Mathis officiated and burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery with Chapman Funeral Home directing. The family requests donations be made to the Eufaula First Assembly of God Church Missions Fund. Born November 19, 1929 in Clio, Alabama, Ms. Howell was the daughter of the late Alton and Mittie O'dell Sutton Mathis. She was an active member of the Eufaula First Assembly of God Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed cooking for her family. The Lord and her family were the focus of her life. Survivors include her daughters: Sandra Dykes of Eufaula, Alabama, Patsy (Howard) Drew of Enterprise, Alabama, Susan (Glenn) Whitehead of Eufaula, Alabama; 6 grandchildren: Kyle (Marcia) Dykes, Jeremy (Rachel) Dykes, Brad (Courtney) Martin, Josh (Jillian) Martin, Lindsey Ruth (Will) Ceaser, Lauren Susanne Whitehead; 2 step-grandchildren: Jessica Drew Skipper, David Drew; 10 great grandchildren: Maggie Dykes, McKenzie Dykes, Hadley Dykes, Hayden Dykes, Janie Dykes, Cora Dykes, Cathryn Martin, Joseph Martin, Nora Martin, Laney Martin; 1 sister: Delores (Kenneth) Walker of Eufaula, Alabama; 1 step-sister: Eloise (Seab) Ellis of Georgetown, Georgia. Active pallbearers were Jeremy Dykes, Brad Martin, Josh Martin, Will Ceaser, Howard Drew and Glenn Whitehead.

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