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Veda Short Howell

December 12, 1921 — September 2, 2023

Asheboro

Veda Short Howell, 101, of Asheboro passed away Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Alpine Health and Rehabilitation.

Ms. Howell was born in Mount Airy on December 12, 1921, daughter of the late James L. and Ella Deataherge Short. She worked for many years at Loflin Hosiery Mill and Acme McCrary and was a faithful member of Browers Chapel Methodist Church. Veda was an avid gardener who enjoyed working with flowers and spending time with family. In addition to her parents, Veda is preceded in death by her husband, James J. Howell; son-in-law, Richard E. Watson; brothers, James Arthur Short and Fred Short; and sister, Mecia Abston.

Ms. Howell is survived by her daughter Betty H. Watson of Rural Hall; son, Thomas “Eddie” Howell and wife Shirley of Lincolnton; grandsons, Thomas E. Howell, II and wife Beth of Asheboro, Jamie L. Howell of Randleman; granddaughters, Amy E. Welch of Climax, Katherine W. Scott and husband Jeff of Madison, Amber Watson Molesa and husband Jeff of Pinnacle; great-grandchildren, Morgan, Jaxon, Dallas, and Dalton Howell, Christian and Kaylee Scott, and Caroline, Caitlynne, Callie, and Jeff Molesa, Jr.; great-great-grandchildren, Weston and Dessah Howell; step-grandchildren, Scott Barrette and wife Amanda of Lincolnton, and Brian Barrette and wife Jessica of Lincolnton; and step-great-grandchildren, Addison, Grayson, Breanna, and Raylee Barrette.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Routh officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park.

The Howell family would like to express their sincere thanks to Hospice of Randolph County, Alpine Nursing Center, Caregivers Clara Lee Maness, Heather Reynolds, Sue Charles, and Pastor Richard Routh.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph County, Browers Chapel Methodist Church, or a charity of your choice.

Pugh Funeral Home is serving the Howell family.
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Burial

Friday, September 8, 2023

2:45 - 3:45 am (Eastern time)

Graveside Service At Randolph Memorial Park

4538 US Hwy 220 Business N, Randleman, NC 27317

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Friday, September 8, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

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Funeral Service

Friday, September 8, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pugh Funeral Home - Asheboro

437 Sunset Ave. , Asheboro, NC 27203

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