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Howard E. Morrell

April 28, 1928 — November 24, 2019

Howard E. Morrell, age 91, of Abingdon, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Johnson City Medical Center.  He was born April 28, 1928, to the late Louis Morrell and Arlene Carrier Morrell.  Howard served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.  He was the owner and operator of Morrell’s Shoe Store in Abingdon.  Howard was a member of the Abingdon Masonic Lodge No. 48.    

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Carita Mae Rogers Morrell; son, Dr. Roger Morrell; two brothers; and four sisters.   

He is survived by his son, Donald Morrell and wife, Phoebe, of Abingdon; two brothers: Haskell Morrell and Tony Morrell and wife, Darlene; five sisters: Iva Dean Harper and husband, Henry; Anna Mae Doyle; Frances Pippin and husband, Sanford; June Hartley; and Wilma Morrell; two granddaughters, Jill Carr and Melanie Steinle and husband, Mark; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service.  Entombment will be private at the Chapel of Memories Mausoleum of Forest Hills Memory Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 355 Rio Rd. W., Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901, or the charity of your choice. 

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook.  The family of Howard E. Morrell is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Farris Funeral Service, Inc. – Main Street Chapel

427 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210

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