01/28/13 — DONALD HOWARD

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ADAMS, Ky. -- Donald Howard, 69, died Friday in Cabell Huntington Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Pilgrim, Ky., to the late Preston and Dollie Tiller Howard. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Howard.

He was a retired coal miner and a member of the U.M.W.A. He was also a member of Apperson Masonic Lodge No. 195 at Louisa, Ky., a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Enon United Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Prue Mozingo Howard of Adams, Ky.; son, Curtis (Theresa) Reed of Tomahawk, Ky.; daughters, Christie Lynn Howard of Louisa, Ky. and Kimberly Dawn (Richard) Petticrew of Lavalette, W.Va.; brother, Bobby (Mary Lou) Howard of Chattaroy, W.Va.; sister, Ruby (Donnie) Huff of Chattaroy, W.Va.; half brothers, Earl (Grace) Howard and Preston Howard Jr., all of Chattaroy, W.Va.; grandchildren, Curtis U. Reed, Steven Channing Reed, Corey Shane Cotterman, Abigail Reed, Alexis Dawn Yurko, Derick Michael Cotterman, Kenadee Rayne Hatfield and Donovan Trace Hatfield; special friends, Jim and Nellie DeHart of Danville, W.Va.; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. in the R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Jerry McCoy and Ivory Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens, Maher, W.Va. with Curtis Reed, Curtis U. Reed, Steven Reed, Corey Cotterman, Derick Cotterman and Richard Petticrew serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the church.

Visitation was held Sunday at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Masonic services by Apperson Masonic Lodge and special services with Eddie Hatfield.

Arrangements are being handled by R.E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry. Online condolences at www.rerogersfuneralhome.com.


Published in Obituaries on January 28, 2013 1:47 PM