Annie Arleene Howell

November 8, 2023

Annie Arleene Howell, a 1966 graduate of Tate High School went to join her mom, dad, brother, and two sisters in Heaven on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. “Miss Annie”, as many called her, was a former paper worker for both St. Regis and Stone Container. Unable to settle into retirement, Miss Annie became a bus assistant for the Escambia County School District in 2017. She found her greatest enjoyment through being a bus assistant. She loved being with the special needs children on the bus. They all called her “granny”.

When Miss Annie was not working, she was spending time with her daughter sewing or playing jokes with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed an occasional trip to the Casino with Debbie, Susie, or Sandra. “But don’t tell Darlene”.

Miss Annie’s family would like to thank all the transportation family, Vitas Health Care for loving on mom and keeping her comfortable.

Annie is preceded in death by her parents, Annie Godwin and Farrell Alton Howell; brother, Alex Eugene Howell; and two sisters, Pam Howell and Althea Godwin.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Hart (Dan), granddaughters, Brandy Hart (Chris), Savannah Dees (Colby); grandsons, Jon’Micheal Hart (Savannah), Dan Hart (Victoria); great-granddaughters, Emma, Skye, Clara Jane and Randi Jo; great-grandsons, Dru, Blake, and Westin; and sister-in-law, Sandra Howell.

Pallbearers include Colby Dees, Dan Hart, Chris Griener, Josh Howell, Jon’Micheal Hart, Levi Howell, and Hunter Howell.

Honorary pallbearers include Guy Howell, Richard Howell, Rex Howell, Kenney Howell, Walter Howell, and Charlie Howell.

Services for Annie Arleene Howell will be held at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Friday, November 10, 2023. Visitation services will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Annie will be laid to rest at Pughs Chapel Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 South Highway 29, Cantonment, is entrusted with arrangements. You may express condolences online at

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