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Maj. (rtd) Albert Howell

November 1, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Maj. (rtd) Albert Daniel Howell, 91, of Ravenswood, W.Va., passed away Oct. 31, 2012, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.

He was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Spencer, W.Va., a son of the late Dr. William Herbert and Beulah (White) Howell. His brother, Dr. William H. Howell, Jr., a sister, Rose Arbogast, and a grandson, Corbin D. O'Brien also preceded him in death.

He was raised in Morgantown, W.Va., and attended Staunton Military Academy and the University of Virginia before joining the United States Army in 1942. He served during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, before retiring with over 24 years of military service. Between enlistments, he graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in International Law. He was also a Kentucky Colonel.

Survivors include his daughters, Coleen (Jim) Casto of Fairmont, W.Va., Cindy (Kevin) O'Brien of Sykesville, Md., and Lugene (Bill) Nigh of Bowie, Md.; son, Arthur "Chip" (Carolyn) Bibey of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a nephew, James Arbogast of Morgantown, and a niece, Cheryl Kerr-Dennis of Tasmania, Australia.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Milhoan Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Dee Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the Howell Cemetery, Milhoan Ridge, with full military honors. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

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