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Robert Howard, age 88, of Benton, KY

BENTON, Ky. - Robert Howard, age 88, of Benton, KY, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013, at his residence in Benton, KY. He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union # 816.

He was the son of the late Rotchie Howard and the late Esther (Parks) Howard. He is also preceded in death by three sisters: Julie Beth Sanders, Rebecca McGregor, and Mary Ann Howard and one son; Sammy Howard.

He is also survived by his wife: Laura (Pierce) Howard of Benton, KY.; Daughter, Cynthia Ham of Benton, KY. & 2 grandchildren.

Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home Benton, KY.

Funeral service will be held on October 15, 2013 @ 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Thweatt & Bro. David Belcher officiating. Visitation will be held on October 14, 2013 from 5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the Collier Funeral Home. Interment will be at Marshall Co. Memory Gardens, Benton, KY.

The family ask memorial contributions be made to the Education Fund at New Bethel Baptist Church, C/O Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY 42025.

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