Barbara Jean Howell, age 80, of Ferguson, daughter of the late Lida R. Testerman and the late Clyde S. Testerman, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on October 1, 2019.

She was born October 17, 1938 in Ashe County. Barbara was a member of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church in Union, South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Franklin Testerman and Hunter Testerman.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Donald Howell; her children, Donna Parsons (Ron), Danny Howell (Jenny), Dianne Miller (Joel) and Dottie Lage (Randy); brother, Jerry Testerman (Marlene); five sisters, Janet Potts (Johnny), Jewel Mullis, Margie Stanley, Mary Ferguson (Danny) and Teresa Fraley (Mike); twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren who she was known to as “Biggy”; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Mountlawn Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Mountlawn Memorial Mausoleum Chapel from 1:00 until 2:00 on Thursday, prior to the service.

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