Charles Leon Howell Sr. of Miami died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami. He was 70.

Mr. Howell was born July 31, 1939, in Commerce to Lee Oliver and Mable Rebecca (Pitcher) Howell.

He was a veteran of the Army.

He worked as a projectionist in a movie theater and of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include one son, Charles Leon Howell of Bentonville, Ark.; one daughter, Becky Bonbrake of Grove, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangement are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.

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