Obituary for Edna “Marie” (Williams) Howard

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Edna “Marie” (Williams) Howard, 98, of Pocola, OK passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 in Ft. Smith, AR.


Marie was born August 17, 1920 in Pocola to Harry & Lille (Kilgore) Williams.


She worked at Smith Box Factory, Spalding, Planters Peanuts and retired from working at Evans & Miller at the age of 92.


Marie was a member of the United Methodist Church of Pocola her entire life. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe L. “Pete” Howard; daughter, Letus Kay (Howard) Anderson; granddaughter, Shanna Lavon (Maden) Short; sister, Stella Oliver; brothers, Earl & wife Mary Lee Williams of Turlock, CA, Edgar & wife Dorothy Ann Williams of Pocola, OK; niece, Judy Rice & Michael Rice of Charleston, AR; nephew, Jimmy Williams of Washington.


Survivors include her brother, Ted Williams of Cedarville, AR; daughters, Cletus & James Woods of Pocola, OK, Phyllis & Larry Maden of Ft. Smith, AR; grandchildren, Tommy Dewayne Henry of Ft. Smith, AR, Kimberly Jean Woods of Pocola, OK; great grandchildren, Jessica Paige (Short) McCoy & husband Christopher of Ft. Smith, AR, Chelsea DiAnn (Short) Hansel & husband Corbin Hansel of Mansfield, AR, James William Joseph Woods “Will” & wife Kaylee Woods of Norman, OK, Daxton Parker Henry of Central City, AR; great great grandchildren, Jayden Alexander McCoy, Sophia Grace McCoy, Chase Allen Hansel, Riley Christopher McCoy, Wyatt James Woods, Finley Kay Woods (due in November); a host of many family and friends.


Services will be 10 am, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Evans Memorial Chapel, Pocola, OK with Dan Reid & Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, Pocola. Pallbearers will be Wayne Henry, Scott Short, Chris McCoy, Corbin Hansel, Will Woods, Parker Henry.


The family will be at the funeral home in Pocola on Thursday evening from 6-8 pm to visit with relatives & friends.


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The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to Evans & Miller Funeral Home, POCOLA, OK

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