Elmer Junior Howell, 81, of Chester died Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at his home. He was born May 14, 1936, and was a retired farmer.

Cremation is under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

He is survived by three sons, Terry and Jerry Howell, both of Chester, and James Howell of Siloam Springs; a brother, Everett Howell of Jay, Okla., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.