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Josephine Howard, 80 Print E-mail

Josephine Smith Howard, 80, Wirtz, Va., previously resided in Falmouth, passed away December 17, 2012.

Josephine resided under the care of son Gary and his wife Lucy for the past five years where they were assisted in her final weeks by Good Shepherd Hospice.

Preceding her in death were husband, Ray Howard; brothers,  Virgil and Harold Smith; and sister, Jenny Johnson.

Surviving are sister, Sandra Sexton, Texas; brother Vernon Smith, Texas; sons, Donnie (Debbie) Howard, Florence, John (Denise) Howard, Phoenix, Ariz., Jim (Mary J.) Howard and Talmadge Howard, Butler and Gary (Lucy) Howard, Wirtz, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were Saturday, December 22, 2012, at Peoples Funeral Home, Butler.

Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Howard II, Brad Howard, Terry Howard, Jimmy Howard II, Christopher Howard and Joseph Howard.

Interment took place at the Riverside Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorials are suggested to: American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandrea, VA 22311 or Alzheimer's Association, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205.