Richard Nelson Howington, 64, the husband of the Rev. Terri S. Cofiell, died Oct. 9, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center. A funeral service was held Oct. 13 at Harmony UMC with the Revs. Maurice “Jack” Vineyard and Malcolm Stranathan officiating. A second funeral service was held Oct. 15, 2016, with Pastor Danny Gunnoe officiating at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, W.Va.
Richard Nelson Howington was born June 11, 1952, in Princeton, W. Va., the son of the late Richard and Sylvia Butler Howington. He was a member of the East End Baptist Church in Bluefield, W. Va. and attended Harmony UMC, the church his wife pastors.
In addition to pastoring Harmony UMC since 2008, she served Magothy Church of the Deaf, 1987-1992, Trinity UMC in Frederick, 1992-1995; First UMC in Hyattsville for a year, then Hedgesville UMC from 1996 to 2008.
Survivors include his wife; three sons: Zachary Howington, Ernest Rumery, and Ivan Rumery; one daughter, Amy McKinney and husband, Michael, and five grandchildren. Also surviving are his beloved pets, Penny and Jessie.
Condolences may be sent to Pastor Terri at or P.O. Box 1510, Falling Waters, WV 25419-1510.
Memorial contributions may be made to Georgetown University Hospital Movement Disorders research: online by credit card at: http://giving.georgetown.edu/what-to-support/gumc-research (simply click "make a gift" and specify Nilotinib Clinical Research. Or send by check to: Georgetown University Medical Center Advancement, 3300 Whitehaven Street NW, Suite 4000, Attn: Kristina Madarang, Washington, DC 20007. (In memo, specify "Georgetown University Nilotinib Clinical Research.”)