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Douglas Ray Howard

Douglas Ray Howard, 74, of 111 Suffolk Road went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Park Place Assisted Living. He was the husband of Judy Coleman Howard.

Mr. Howard was born at Fort McClellan, AL and was the son of the late Phil Houston and Anne Meads Howard. He was a retired band director and school administrator, a long time music director at Tabernacle Baptist Church, a lifelong member of the Music Educators National Conference, a veteran of the US Marine Corps, and a member of Maranatha Christian Fellowship.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters: Laura Travis of Rockmart, GA and Kathy Hill of St. Matthews, SC; sons: David Howard of Boiling Springs, Joey Howard of Central Asia, Stephen Howard of Richmond, VA and Jonathan Howard of Hawaii; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Eggers Funeral Home of Boiling Springs.

A Celebration of life service will be conducted at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Union, SC on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Don Horton. Interment will follow at Long Cane Cemetery in Abbeville, SC at 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney Street, Union, SC 29379 or Maranatha Christian Fellowship, P O Box 8057, Gaffney, SC 29340 for international missions.


Eggers Funeral Home
195 Rainbow Lake Road
Boiling Springs, SC  29316
Friday, January 25, 2013
6:00 - 8:30 P.M.


Tabernacle Baptist Church
915 South Pinckney Street
Union, SC  29379
Saturday, January 26, 2013
11:00 A.M.


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Tabernacle Baptist Church
915 South Pinckney Street
Union, SC 29379 Maranatha Christian Fellowship
PO Box 8057
Gaffney, SC 29340

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Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Anne Crawford Carver

Anne C Carver Jan 29 2013 12:00 AM

Judy and Family,I was sorry to read of Doug's death. My prayers are with you all.

Janet Vandiver Jan 24 2013 12:00 AM

Mr. Howard was my principal at Sims Jr. High. He made a huge impact on my life. He caught me doing something I had no business doing. He was so very kind, and instead of suspending he asked if I had a relationship with Jesus Christ. We prayed in his office that day and I have never forgotten that he saw beyond my sin. RIP Mr. Howard, I am sure you are directing a band of angels tonite!

Jami Trammell Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM

Judy & Family, Ann Kimbrell and I are very sorry for your loss. I also want to thank David for keeping us posted about Doug and his sad illness. Thank him and Jonathan for their Facebook friendship. I love seeing there pics. I want you all to know how much Doug meant to Becky and Bill with their music. He was a real friend to all at Tabernacle Church. He also was an outstanding Bible Teacher. I loved being in his class. Give my love to all.,Peggy Manley

Peggy Manley Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM

Special prayers to the family and to my classmate, Stephen I pray for your strength and comfort during this time.

Carmen Christie-Minor Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM


Merlin Jan 23 2013 12:00 AM

Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about Doug's passing. We were supposed to be out of town this coming weekend, but I think we may wait and go the following weekend, so I will see you at the cemetery Saturday. Judy, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I sure do miss having you here in Abbeville. Lots of love!!!Merry K. Hyman

Merry Knox Hyman Jan 22 2013 12:00 AM

Judy,Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. I have a lot of wonderful memories of "Mr. Howard" at AHS and at Southside Baptist Church. Praying for you and your family during this most difficult time.Rose Crawford Weeks

Rose Weeks Jan 22 2013 12:00 AM