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Ambrose Ray Howell, age 81, 319 Tennessee St., Unicoi, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County, a son of the late Burnie and Tempie Street Howell.
Mr. Howell was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
He was a proud Korean Conflict veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Other than his parents, Mr. Howell was preceded in death by one brother, Willard Howell and one sister, Vivian Parrish.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Jacqueline Guinn Howell; three sons: Danny Howell and wife Kelli, of Happy Valley, Randy Howell and Donald Howell, both of the home; three grandchildren: Daniel, Billy, and Garrett; three great-grandchildren: Scott, Danyielle, and Breoanna; one sister: Mae Lyle and husband Sye, Erwin and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside service was held at 10:45 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in Mountain Home National Cemetery. The Tennessee Honor Guard consisting of the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and Tennessee Army National Guard provided military last rites.
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Unicoi Funeral Home was in charge.