The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


June 20, 2013

Edward ‘Bill’ Howard

Thursday, June 20, 2013 — Edward Warren “Bill” Howard, 86, of Oakboro, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Bethany Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albemarle.

The funeral service was on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Oakboro and was officiated by Rev. Rod Denny. The family received friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Born March 23, 1927, in Stanly County, N.C., he is the son of the late Sidney Ellis Howard and the late Odessa Collette Howard. He is also preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Baucom.

At other times the family will meet at the home.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margie Broadway Howard of Oakboro; daughters, Rita Howard Little of Baxter, Tenn., Chris Howard of Oakboro and Cathy Connell and husband James of Peachland, N.C.; and one son, Lanny Howard and wife Beth of Albemarle; and grandson, Jordan Howard.

Memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 120 N. Main St., Troy, NC 27371.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Howard family.

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