Meridian Star

July 6, 2013

Charles “Bud” Howington


The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Services for Charles “Bud” Howington will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Prospect Congregational Methodist Church in Newton County with Rev. Lin Chesney, Dr. David Watson and Rev. Rusty Walton officiating.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors. McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Howington, 63, of House, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

    He was a longtime resident of Meridian and had resided in the House community of Neshoba County for the past several years. He was a truck driver owner/operator and formerly owned American Cab Company in Meridian for many years. Mr. Howington was a member of Prospect Congregational Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion.

    Survivors include his wife, Sandra Howington of House; step-daughter, Patty Poniglairo of Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren; sisters, Lou Tucker (Arvis) of  Little Rock and Barbara Bane (Tommy) of House; brother, Belon Howington (Ellen) of House; nieces, Sue Hearn, Patsy Rose, Raven Bane and Lina Vanesa Moreno; nephews, Jerry Tucker, James Tucker, Jason Tucker, Andres Moreno, Cristhian Moreno, Jimmy Whitehead, Lionel Whitehead and Charlie Howington; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Howington was preceded in death by a son, Troy Nathaniel Howington; parents, Melton “Sug” and Hazel Howington; sister, Betty Diane Loper; half-sister, Viva Whittington; and half-brothers, John, Dick, Mickey and Charlie Howington.

    Visitation will be held today, Saturday, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home in Philadelphia.