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Frances Nelle Howard

Frances Nelle Howard, age 86, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Born on February 9, 1928. in Washington County, she was a daughter of the late Robert Earl and Eula Mae Wilfong. Frances was a member of Rock Creek Presbyterian Church. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Howard in 2008 and a son, Ray Howard.

Frances has left behind to cherish her memories:
Son: Gary Howard of Johnson City,
Grandchildren: Nicky Redmond,
Christy Howard,
Garryn Howard,
Great Grandchildren: Drew Banks,
Chelsey Howard,
Gage Redmond,
Grey Redmond

The family requests the honor your presence as we honor and remember the life of Frances Nelle Howard in a funeral service to be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, July 24, 2014, from the chapel of Valley Funeral Home with Reverend Joan Gandy officiating. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 1:00 PM and will continue until the service time on Thursday. A graveside committal service will follow the funeral service at the Howard Cemetery in Bee Log, NC. Serving as active pallbearers will be Gage Redmond, Chris Redmond, Ward Howard, Aaron Howard and Keith Griffith. Grey Redmond will be an honorary pallbearer.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Frances N. Howard through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.