Howell Thomas Briggs
  • 81 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 18, 1931
  • Date of passing: Jun 27, 2013
Let the memory of Howell be with us forever

Howell Thomas Briggs, 81, a lifelong resident of Granville County departed this earthly world to go to a greater home in heaven Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at his home.

A  native of Granville County the son of the late Joseph Howell and Isabel Ford Briggs.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict and a Purple Heart recipient.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and retired from Athol Manufacturing Company in Butner after almost forty years of service.  After retiring he enjoyed raising cows, goats, ducks and geese.  He enjoyed the outside world and took his time to smell the roses.  He was an avid Nascar fan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Sunday June 30th, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church by the Rev. Keith Williams and Rev. Barry Chambers.  Burial will be at Surl Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Surviving are his wife of sixty-one years, Kathryn Price Briggs of Rougemont, a daughter Debra B. Moss of Creedmoor, a son Ronald Thomas Briggs (Beverly) of Rougemont, three granddaughters, Adrienne Briggs, Megan Moss, Laura Brigg and a sister, Joanne Briggs Clark and husband Boyd.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Briggs Cox and a brother in-law Joe Cox.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 Hwy 158, Oxford, N.C.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 30th, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2:00 – 3:30 PM prior to the funeral and at other times at the home.

Eakes Funeral Home in Oxford is assisting the Briggs family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sarah Milligan on 18th October 2014

"We live with the good memories and just know that we all shall be
together again with our loved ones.  Howell left a wonderful legacy
that he is remembered with so much love. God Bless and love, Sarah

This tribute was added by Rick Love on 30th June 2013

"Dear Briggs family, we are sadden to hear of Howell passing from our earthly home. Janet and I send our love and prayers to all of you during this time. I'm sure Dad and him are enjoying the race from their heavenly home, all with no pain or suffering anymore. With God's blessings and ever lasting love. Rick and Janet Love"

This tribute was added by Wanda Peoples on 28th June 2013

"Mr. Briggs has always been a kind, tenderhearted gentleman.
Not only were he and Mrs. Briggs married, parent's and grandparent's,but they were best friends. A love everlasting.
Our love to Mrs. Briggs, my dear friend-Debra and Ronnie."

This tribute was added by Marie Jones on 28th June 2013

"Thinking of the family at this time.Howell was such a nice man ,enjoyed talking to him about racing and he loved him some Richard Petty.You will be greatly missed,but now you are sick no more.
Doug and Marie Jones"

This tribute was added by Sarah Milligan on 28th June 2013

"You all are in our thoughts and prayers and we know Howell
will be greatly missed, but God knew exactly the right time to
take him home to be with Him Forever.  God Blessings to each
of you.  Love to all - Let and Lex"

This tribute was added by Danny Bumpass on 28th June 2013

"I am very sorry to read of the passing of Mr.Briggs. He and Mrs.Briggs are a kind and wonderful has always been a joy to see them. My thoughts are with Mrs. Briggs and the rest of the family.   Danny Bumpass/ Roxboro"

This tribute was added by Nancy Dickerson on 28th June 2013

"We were so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Briggs.  He was such a  nice man and always so friendly. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayer's during this difficult time.  If we can do anything to help you please feel free to call on us!!  Love you all!"

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Lynn Cox


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