|One way to really know a person is to greet the dawn with him in a duck blind. I knew Ted as both a churchman and a sportsnan. The last picture made of him was with me and a limit of geese.
Ted Towndrow Howes, son of Joseph W. and Clara Lavigne Howes, was born 1909, in Ponchatoula. He married Allie Beryl Sandefur, November 21, 1937. Their two children are Ted and Judy; two grandsons, Jason Howes and Jack Cuthrell and a granddaughter, Jill Cuthrell.
Rev. Howes is survived by two brothers, Joe and Bert, and four sisters, Ruby Bean, Margaret Wittie, Clara Brunning, and Mildred Knight.
Ted attended Ponchatoula High School, Southeastern at Hammond, Centenary College and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1936. This was his 50th year as a United Methodist minister.
He began his ministry at Montrose and served Glenmora and Ferriday before becoming a U.S. Navy Chaplain in 1941. He returned to the Louisiana Conference and served eight other appointments; the last was Berrick, before his retirement.
After retirement, he continued to supply and serve appointments. At the time of his death he was excited about serving Epps, Floyd and Pioneer United Methodist Churches.
Ted was very active in Masonic work and he was an avid gardener with a definite green thumb, and also a beekeeper. He also made a large contribution to church camping.
He and his wife, Allie Beryl, were killed in a tragic car accident and their funeral service was at First United Methodist Church in Ponchtoula and burial was in the Howes Cemetery. There he has joined all the Saints, who from their labor rest.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1986; p.281-282 By Tom 0. Crosby|