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Elvie Mae (Bowen) Howard

November 2, 1932 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 87)

Obituary

Elvie Mae Howard, 87, of Kinston passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at home.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Whitaker Howard, Jr.;  parents, Elmer and Mildred Bowen and grandson, Mark Lynn King.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend.  She loved reading and discussing the Bible, enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She always had a loving smile and care and love for her family, more than they ever knew.

Elvie is survived by daughter, Pamela Howard Smith and husband, Terry of Jacksonville;  sons, Tony Whitaker Howard and Glenda Lee and Joey Lee Howard and wife, Joy all of LaGrange; grandchildren, Crystal Tew and husband David of Florida, Cody Howard and wife, Jenna of Farmville, Tommy King and wife Heather of Jacksonville and Randy King of Jacksonville; great-grandchildren, Shawn King, Alexia King, Hailey King, Hannah Tew and great-great-granddaughter, Brayleigh King.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Glenda Lee for her help and support during our mother’s illness.

Graveside services will be held Thursday July 30, 2020 at 10:00 am at Pinelawn Memorial Park with Major Roland Cox officiating.

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