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 Grace Woodward Howard

Grace Woodward Howard

Death 28 Sep 1956 (aged 70)
Burial Barnesville, Lamar County, Georgia, USA
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Barnesville News-Gazette, 4 October 1956


Fueral [sic] services for Mrs. James Edward Howard were held Sunday
afternoon, Sept. 30, at the First Methodist Church, of which she was a devoted member, with Dr. E. Nash Broyles, retired pastor, and the Rev. Dan Brewster, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Dr. Broyles paid beautiful tribute to a beautiful life. He enumerated the many community activities in which Mrs. Howard has had part and told of her splendid contribution of time and effort.
He described Mrs. Howard as a fine, Christian spirit, told of her
devotion to her church, her family, her friends, and of the great loss suffered by Barnesville.

Scripture reading and prayer was offered by Mr. Brewster.
Members of the Willie Hunt Smith Chapter of the U. D. C., of which she was vice president and the W. S. C. S. sat in a body, as did the board of trustees of the Carnegie Library.

Mrs. Howard died Friday morning in Emory University Hospital after an illness of several weeks. During her illness she was accorded countless attentions by her family and friends, and everything that medical science could offer was done for her.

Born in Barnesville, Grace Woodward Howard was the DAUGHTER OF STEPHEN WOODWARD AND ORA SARAH BLALOCK. She was of distinguished and honored ancestry and nobly lived up to her heritage. Mrs. Howard was educated at Gordon (then Gordon Institute), and later attended college in Va. She married soon after her return home from college and except for a few years of residence in Macon lived here all her life. She loved Barnesville and proved her love by her outstanding contributions to community life.

Treasurer of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Library, she also
served as assistant librarian. She had also served as librarian at Gordon Military College and as assistant there. She was a leader in every organization to which she belonged. The P. T. A., the Woman's Club, the former Three Arts Club, the U. D. C., the Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Methodist Church and its Circles all had felt the influence of her guiding hand.

During World War II Mrs. Howard was chairman of the important Poduction ommittee [sic] of the Barnesville Chapter of the American Red Cross. In this capacity she directed the sewing and knitting activities of hundreds of Lamar County women. This was a stupendous task, but one to which she turned her talents with love for the men who were fighting for our country.

Surviving Mrs. Howard are her daughter, Miss Ora Lee Howard, member of the faculty of Gordon Military College; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Walter Jackson, Spartanburg, S. C. and MRS WARREN WOODWARD, ATLANTA, a niece, Mrs. Ann Vandiver, Spartanburg, and two NEPHEWS STEPHEN WOODWARD, ATLANTA, and Will Hill Newton, Jr., Atlanta and Griffin.
Serving as pallbearers were Lester Yarbrough, J. R. Cook, Fred Miller, Col. C. T. B. Harris, V. M. Graves, and Ralph Pharr.
Honorary pallbearers were C. H. Eldridge, Walter B. Smith, Jr., Frank Sims, A. B. Matthews, Jack Bush, R. P. Cotter, B. T. Woodall, and Col. C. C. Chandler.

Haisten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bio by: Bill Powers

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