Howard, Dorothy Ellen

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howard dorothy ellenDorothy Ellen Howard, 88, of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Junior Holt Howard; son, Roy Lee Howard; daughters, Loretta Ann Harmon and Brenda Sue Howard. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters and sons-in-law, Claudine and William Vance of Floyd, Ruth and Rudy Garcia of Elkin, N.C., Mary Frances and Gary Scott, Sr. of Floyd, Marie and Roger Richards of Bassett; son, Richard Davis Howard of Elkin, N.C.; brothers and sisters-in-law Edward and Judith Howard of Copper Hill, Jessie and Peggy Howard of Roanoke; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Rifton Light of Floyd, and Mabel and Wayne Dulaney of Vinton; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gene Koger, Rev. Warren Bumgarner, and Rev. Murray Agee officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maberry Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made by visiting