Mildred Thomas Howard

Mildred Thomas Howard, age 85, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in the Commonwealth Assisted Living at Radford. Born June 6, 1929 in Pulaski, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mason Eugene Thomas and Thelma Mae Whitaker Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Earl Edward Howard; son, Dennis Howard; daughter, Earlene Robbins and son-in-law, Swanson Stout. She was a retired coordinator for the Agency on Aging.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia “Pat” Stout of Dublin, Va.; grandchildren, Amy and Gary Wayne Blankenship of Dublin, Va., Michael and Angela Myers of Floyd, Va., Crystal Howard, Stacey and Chris Utt; four special great-grandchildren, who were the “sunshine of her life,” Taryn and Jaci Blankenship, and Trevan and Kaylee Myers; special sister, Linda Richards of Burlington, N.C.; brothers, Tommy Thomas of Dublin, Va., and many special nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12 in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Dublin with the Rev. Frank Peters officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Highland Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., is handling the arrangements for the Howard family.



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