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Milford Calvin “Sonny” Howard

  • Birth 3 Dec 1933 St. Clair County, Alabama, USA
  • Death 13 Feb 2013 Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 105234210

Milford Calvin "Sonny" Howard
Obituary

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Morgan Funeral Chapel for Milford Calvin "Sonny" Howard, 80, of Attalla, who died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. Bro. Jimmy Bailey will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.

Mr. Howard was born in St. Clair County, Ala., on Dec. 3, 1932. Sonny was of the Baptist faith. He served three years in the U.S. Army as a Corporal in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Benning, Ga. He retired from Associated Groceries of Alabama after 29 years of service. Sonny was a devoted husband, daddy and granddaddy and was loved by all. He was an outgoing person who enjoyed life. He loved fishing, NASCAR racing, flea marketing, yard sales and old cars. Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Tearl and Laura Howard; and sister, Virginia Carnes.

Survivors: wife of 60 years, Myrtle Odell Howard, Attalla; daughters, Linda Callaway, Birmingham, Lisa (Jimmy) Fore, Attalla, Louise Phillips, Attalla; sons, Lawrence (Cathy) Howard, Attalla, Scotty (Laura) Howard, Anniston; grandchildren, Stephanie, Sabrina and Adam Callaway, Seth and Cody Howard, Lindsey (Shawn) Chapman, Rachel Young, Ryan (Amanda) Fore, Bryan (Kayla) Phillips, Brandon Phillips, Jessica and Jason Howard; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Benjamin Callaway, Aiden and Heilegh Chapman, Carson Howard, Nicholas, Natalee and Allie Young, Kaylee and Rylan Fore, Cooper Phillips; sisters, Joan (Tom) Batson, Gadsden, Mildred (Billy) Graham, Anniston, Helen (Jack) Bullock, Gadsden, Carol (Charles) Carnes, Chelsea; brothers, J.T. (Frances) Howard, Pell City, Boyd (Sara) Howard, Pell City.

Pallbearers: Ryan Fore, Adam Callaway, Seth Howard, Bryan Phillips, Cody Howard, Nicholas Young, Jason Howard.
Honorary pallbearer: Brandon Phillips.

Special thanks to Drs. Goodwin, Shah, Amin and Echeverri. Also the nursing and respiratory staff at Riverview Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

Published in The Gadsden Times on February 15, 2013


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  • Maintained by: Melissa Morris
  • Originally Created by: dhbღ
  • Added: 15 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 105234210
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Milford Calvin “Sonny” Howard (3 Dec 1933–13 Feb 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105234210, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Attalla, Etowah County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Melissa Morris (contributor 47523429) .