Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Obituary - James Edward Howard, Sr.

James Howard was the son of Launa Rodgers-Howard. James would be my 3rd cousin.

James Edward Howard
(January 12, 1933 - December 25, 2009)

James Edward Howard of McCarley, born January 12, 1933, died
peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25, 2009. Mr. Howard
was a resident of the State Veteran's Nursing Home in Kosciusko,
where his battle with Alzheimer's Disease was managed by an
extraordinary and loving staff.

Mr. Howard was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the
Korean War. He was a member of McCarley Baptist Church in

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cassie Howard and
Launa Rodgers Howard. He is survived by his wife of 55 years,
Margaret Ann "Peggy" Mullen Howard; four children, Donna Howard
Serio, Debbie Howard Bond (Rocky), James Edward Howard, Jr.,
(Renee), and Fred Ronald Howard; eight grandchildren, Mary Margaret
Serio Holmes (Heath), Ann Claire Serio, Joseph Matthew Serio (April),
An Howard Schubert, Joshua Casey Howard, James Bailey Howard,
Andrea Nicole Howard, and William Cass Howard; and one
great-grandson, Aaron Andrew Holmes.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Oliver Funeral Home
Chapel on Sunday, December 27, with visitation from noon until
service time. Burial will be in Mission Cemetery near Winona. Rev.
Rupert Ingram will officiate the services.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Serio, Joshua Howard, Cass Howard,
Heath Holmes, Johnny Bennett, Billy Montgomery, and Wally
Montomery; with Bailey Howard serving as an honorary pallbearer.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude and love for the
host of caretakers and friends that have so generously given their time
and service over the last few years.

Memorials may be made to McCarley Baptist Church or the the charity
of the donor's choice.

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