Winifred Childress Howard

Published 4:18 pm Thursday, February 14, 2013

PAMPLIN, February 14 – On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, God called home Winifred Childress Howard, of Pamplin, and formerly of Abilene. She was born in Lynchburg on March 28, 1921 and was the wife of the late John O. Howard of Abilene for 63 years and the daughter of the late Forest and Bertha Childress of Phenix.

Mrs. Howard was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene and served as the clerk of the church, taught Sunday school for 55 years and was active in various organizations within the community including the WMU.

She is survived by her only child, Carol (Thomas) Richardson Puckett of Pamplin; grandchildren, Dwayne Howard Mitchell of Lynchburg, Dana (Dave) Gunn of Appomattox, Stacey (Lee) Drinkard of Appomattox, Shane (Michelle) Richardson of Pamplin; great-grandchildren, Amber Stiles, Samantha (Kent) Almond, Derick Lawson, Quinton Womack, Hayden Drinkard, Tyler Whitt, and Talton Richardson; great-great-grandchildren, Peyton Clark, Asher Stiles, Kennedy Almond; three brothers, Clinton (late-Dolly) Childress of Darlington Heights, J.P. (Laura) Childress of Keysville, and the late William (Hazel) Childress.

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Family night will be held Friday, February 15 at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Abilene, at 2 p.m. with the burial following in the church cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Reverend Anthony Reeves, pastor of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pamplin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, P.O. Box 1249, Pamplin, VA 23958 or your local church.

Mrs. Howard touched so many lives in her 91 years of life and will be greatly missed.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, is in charge of arrangements.