Born: Saturday Apr 30, 1932

Died: Thursday Jul 11, 2019


Howard Wilton Mizell Jr.

April 30, 1932 - July 11, 2019

EDEN, NC -- Howard W. Mizell Jr., 87, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, in his home following a short illness. 
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 15 in the Memorial Gardens of Church of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Eden. Fair Funeral Home is assisting the family. 
Born in Monticello, FL, on April 30, 1932, he was the only child of Howard Wilton and Eloise Morris Mizell. He grew up in the timber and lumber business, attended Virginia Military Institute for two years, and served in the U.S. Army for two years in Fairbanks, AK. 
Howard was the owner/operator of Eden Home Supply from 1965 until his retirement in 1985. An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, he will be remembered for his love of nature, his encyclopedic knowledge of birds, his unconventional sense of humor and his generous heart. 
He was married to Zane Ryman Mizell of St. Augustine, FL, for 59 years until her death in 2012. 
Survivors include his daughter Cindy Yarberry and son-in-law Don Jacques of Helena, MT; daughter Leslie Mizell of Greensboro; granddaughter Ellen Yarberry Garcia and family (husband Nole and children Ava, Paisley and Jackson) of Monmouth, OR; grandson Cameron Yarberry of Montrose, CO; and sister-in-law Judy Z. Allen of St. Augustine, FL. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church of the Epiphany, 538 Henry St., Eden, NC, 27288; The Salvation Army of Eden, 314 Morgan Rd., Eden, NC, 27288; or Audubon North Carolina, 400 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 (https://nc.audubon.org).

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Cindy and Leslie, we are sad to hear of your Dad's passing and send our love to you and your families. We shared many stories over the years!!
Willie/Marty Shoemaker

Cindy and Leslie, I am sorry to hear of Mr. Mizell's passing. He was truly a lovely man. He and your mother were and continue to be a blessing to my family. May your memories of him be of comfort to you and your loved ones as well as to all those who knew and loved him. I will continue to keep your families in my prayers.
Debra Moore Branton

I had the pleasure of assisting Mr. Mizell with his banking at Wachovia(Wells Fargo) for many years. He was always such a gentleman. I remember his kind attitude. I am so sorry for your loss.
Martha Huff

Cindy, Lesslie, and expended loving family, speaking for the Bojangles Gang, of which Howard was such a joy to all of us with his extended knowledge of nature, generolity, including Lesslie's holiday fun gifts for such a long time. we all are sorry for your lose. We will continue remembering you and Howard in our prayers. Marvin Cash
Marvin Cash

I always looked forward to assisting the Mizell family and the many interesting adventures we planned. Howard was always a true gentleman and will be greatly missed by many. I appreciated the blessing of knowing your family and praying for your peace and comfort in your loss.
Pam Cundiff

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Mizell. I have very fond memories of him as my neighbor in Eden. He taught me about rock polishing and also the art of arrowhead hunting! A wonderful person who will be greatly missed! Sincerely, Nathan Fleishman
Nathan Fleishman

Cindy and Leslie I am sorry for your loss. Howard was a blessing to me years ago and his kindnrss snd humor I will remember forever. May God comfort you and be yout peace.
Tim Brame

Cindy and Leslie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Howard will be missed by so many he was such a kind, & loving person. I have a buckeye tree that Howard gave me to plant. It will always be a reminder of him and Zane. May God be with you.
Betty Walton

On behalf of my father, Donald Margensey, we offer our prayers and condolences to the family. My father says that Howard was a friend in the truest sense of that word for many, many years and he looks forward to seeing Howard again some day.
Karen Margensey

Along with Marta Huff, I too had the pleasure of waiting on Mr. Mizzell at Wachovia Bank for many years. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face and experiencing his pleasant personality. Although our paths hadn't crossed in several years, I was sad to hear of his passing. So sorry for your loss.
Marcia Gammon

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad, Cindy. He’s no longer suffering and he knew you and Don were there by his side throughout this rough time. Love to you both from both of us and the girls.
Paula Rollo

I will miss you Uncle Howard.
Chris Garrett

Cindy and Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. Howard was such a special man and I will always remember him for his kindness to Tom and me. He was truly a kind and compassionate man and I am blessed to have known him. He will never be forgotten and we will see him again some day. Take care and God bless all of you. Love & Prayers, Carolyn Coody
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