MURFREESBORO — Mrs. Howard of Murfreesboro passed away on June 30, 2009 at NHC of Murfreesboro. She was a native of Cannon County, but lived most of her life in Rutherford County. She was a member of the Garden Lovers Club and Murfreesboro Woman’s Club. She was a member of Third Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, where she served many years as Sunday School Secretary. She was a former employee of MTSU and the Rutherford County Election Commission.
Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her husband, R.L. Howard; her parents, C.H. and Lena Moore Hancock; one brother, Clarence Hancock; and three sisters, Willie Mae Griffin, Laura Griffin and Viola Rogers. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Lounita Howard of Lascassas; special nephew and niece, Danny Hancock of Smithville and Johnnie Mai Hancock Watson of Donelson, and other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Chapel services will at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, at Jennings and Ayers Chapel. Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery with Steve Hutson officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, at Jennings and Ayers. 820 S. Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Jennings and Ayers Chapel is in charge of arrangements.