Cindy Ann Howerton Springle, 59, lost her hard fought battle with ALS on October 10, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones at Duke Hospice Center. She was born on January 20, 1956 to Thomas and Lena Howerton in Durham, North Carolina. She spent 33 years with the love of her life, her husband, “her rock”, Alan Springle. She worked as a teller at the State Employees Credit Union in Durham and in Hillsborough for 30 years where she was a favorite friendly face for many customers and made some of her best friends. You could find Cindy at her happiest at the beach, listening to country music, reading, or baking her famous deserts in her kitchen. Cindy was a beacon of courage, optimism, and love. We will remember Cindy always full of life and wearing a smile. She would want to give special thanks to her husband Alan, sister Denise, aunt Nancy and her doctors and nurses at Duke for their care.
Cindy is survived by her father Thomas Howerton, loving husband Alan Springle, siblings: Lynne Ross, Denise Howerton, and Paul Stuart “Rabbit” Howerton, mother-in-law Buna “Mama B” Springle, and sister-in-law Bonnie McNair. She is also survived by eight nieces and nephews who she cherished: Elizabeth, Krista, Carey, Stefanie, Chelsea, Michael, Chuck, and Will as well as a large, beloved extended family. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, October 13th and a Celebration of Life service led by Reverend Paul Cecil will follow on Wednesday, October 14th at 11:00am, both at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home in Durham. The family asks that donations be made to the ALS Association or Duke Hospice in lieu of flowers. Arrangements for the Springle family are under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Online condolences www.hallwyne.com