Services for Charles "Bud" Howington were held Sunday, July 7, 2013, at 3 p.m. from Prospect Congregational Methodist Church in Newton County with the Rev. Lin Chesney, Dr. David Watson and the Rev. Rusty Walton officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Howington, 63, of House, died Thursday, July 4, 201, 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, NY; 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.

Pallbearers were Jerry Goforth, Bryan Adkins, Jerry Burke, Wayne Roberts, Tony Johnson, Danny Moore and Sonny Russell. Honorary pallbearer's were C.D. Herrington and Richard Dickerson.