Lovie G. Howell passed away peacefully on Monday, November 7, 2005 at the age of 98. Lovie was preceded in death by her beloved husband Oscar Jack Howell, Sr. and her son and daughter-in-law, Oscar Jack "O. J." Howell, Jr. and Virginia Howell. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald G. and Mary Anne Howell, granddaughters, Dona H. Todd and Melanie H. Ferguson, grandsons, Jack Howell and Ronnie Howell, seven great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Lovie was born in Ripley, Mississippi on February 22, 1907. She was the youngest of eleven children. Lovie married Oscar Jack Howell on Christmas day, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama. She and Oscar moved to the Buckhead area of Atlanta in 1939 where she has lived in her Buckhead home since then. While in Birmingham, Lovie was an active member of the Eastern Star. She was a very involved and devoted member of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta since 1939. She served frequently as President of her Sunday School Class, Aliae. During her tenure as President of her class, Aliae was the largest Sunday School Class in Georgia. She served on many church committees and organized many events for her beloved church. Lovie was the founding member and President of the Peachtree Heights Garden Club. Under her leadership, the Peachtree Heights Garden Club won numerous awards and recognitions. Lovie had an amazing love and zest for life. She was devoted to her Lord, her church, her family and her many friends throughout her life time. Her positive attitude was always an inspiration to her family and friends. Lovie enjoyed every minute of her 98 years, and lived each moment to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Her love will remain forever. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 10th, at two o'clock at Oglethorpe Hill Chapel with Reverend Charles Qualls officiating. Interment Crest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at one o'clock Thursday at H. M. Patterson & Son Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-261-3510.