Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


February 18, 2012

Dealva S. Howard

AMERICUS — Mrs. Dealva S. Howard, 98, passed away late Friday evening, February 17, 2012, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Funeral service wil be held at the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St. at 2  p.m. Monday February 20, 2012. Visitation will be one hour preceding the service.

Born August 19, 1913 in Quitman, GA, she was a daughter of the late Mack Parda Simmons and Virda Ruth Tyson Simmons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Mack Howard.

Mrs. Howard was an active member of Hebron Baptist Church since 1932, where she was a member of the adult Sunday School class. She worked for 9 years in the dietery department at Sumter Regional Hospital and for 14 years in the dietery department at Georgia Southwestern College. At the time of her retirement from GSW in 1979, she was the assistant food service director.

Survivors include two daughters: Peggy Joyce Howard Jordan of Marietta, GA and Gloria Ann Howard Turner of Clearwater, FL; two sons: Bill Mack Howard of Plains, GA and James Robert Howard of Ruskin, FL; one brother Millard Simmons of Plains, GA; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of one's choice.

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