James Thomas ‘Tom’ Howard, 77


AUTRYVILLE — Mr. James Thomas “Tom” Howard, 77, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Southwood Nursing and Retirement Center.

The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Union Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Honeycutt, the Rev. Marc Walters and the Rev. Rob Wingo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Howard was a native of Sampson County, the son of James Clayton and Eloise Holland Howard. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma Page Howard; and two brothers, Linoard Howard and Ellis Howard. He was a farmer and a retired member of the Clement Rescue Squad and was also a founding member of the Clement Fire Department.

He is survived by two sons, Darryl Howard and wife Tammy, and Kevin Howard and wife Debbie, all of Autryville; three grandchildren, Bethany Owen and husband Robby of Autryville, Savannah Howard of White Lake and Nolan Howard of Autryville; and one great-grandson, Landen Owen of Autryville.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Butler Funeral Home in Roseboro and other times at the home.

Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 401 W. Roseboro St., Roseboro.


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