Paul "Elmer" Howerton, 84 of Rutledge, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Ridgeview Terrace surrounded by his family. He was a member of Helton Springs Missionary Baptist Church and recently attended Narrow Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tilmon and Daisy Dalton Howerton; sisters, Thelma Carpenter, Fay Laning, and Pauline Howerton; brothers, Arch Howerton, Claude Howerton and Clarence Howerton.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertie Hodge Howerton; children, Pat (Earl) Watson, Larry (Lisbeth) Howerton, Terry(Jean) Howerton; grandchildren, Kristie (Louie)Patterson; Valerie (Elton) Evans; Neil (Amanda) Howerton; Tori Howerton and Allie Howerton; great-grandchildren, Landon and Garrett Patterson; Grace and Amelia Howerton; sisters, Ruby Spradling and Nadine (Troy) Roach; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the East Chapel of Allen Funeral Home prior to the service at 8:00 pm with Reverends Robert White and Ted Phillips officiating. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Adriel Baptist Church Cemetery.
Allen Funeral Home in Morristown is in charge of arrangements.