Reverend Dr. William B. Howell, affectionately known as "Bill," of 4000 Merrywood Drive passed Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Gentiva Hospice. Reverend Dr. Howell was born in High Point, NC the son of William Smith and Mary Strickland Kerr. He was a 1951 graduate of William Penn High School in High Point, NC and also graduated from Clark College, Winston-Salem State University and The Interdenominational & Gammon Theological Seminary. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Rainbow PUSH Coalition and was a retired minister of M.L. Harris United Methodist Church. His survivors include 1 son, Nash Howell; 1 daughter, Carolyn Daboh; 2 sisters, Constance Hairston and Linda Howell; 7 grandchildren; his children's mother, Ruth Howell and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Mary's Rd. United Methodist Church. Entombment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens.