Dorris Ray Howard

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dorris Ray Howard, 80, of Bogue Chitto,died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at his residence in Bogue Chitto.Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, atthe Chapel of Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in Mt. MoriahBaptist Church Cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home on Natchez Driveis in charge of arrangements.

    Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 5 until 8 p.m. at thefuneral home.

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    Mr. Howard was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He proudlyrepresented our country in Korea where he was awarded the PurpleHeart. He supported his family as a welder, where he always tookpride in a hard day’s work and a job well done. He enjoyedtime-spent fishing with his loved ones. He was married to his onetrue love for 58 years. He was the most loving husband, brother,daddy and pa paw. He will live in our hearts forever.

    Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Howard andMyrtle Avants Howard; his grandson, Adam Howard; his mother andfather-in-law, Johnny and Addie Jackson.

    Survivors include his wife, Christine Jackson Howard; his sevenchildren, David Howard and wife, Sandy, Audrey Brent and husband,Jakie, Jerry Howard and wife, Joyce, Susan Tanksley and husband,Kenny, Johnny Howard and wife, Janet, Stacey Howard, Amy Cannon andhusband, Joey; his sisters, Joyce Nell Reeves and Ruby DellDouglas; his 15 grandchildren, Kristy Wallace and husband, Travis,Kim Howard, Larissa Hart and husband, John, Billy Brent, AmberWilliams, Josh Hymel, Angela Jackson and husband, Marty, SheaJohnson, Scotty Davis, Addie Howard Stanford and husband, Taylor,Joshua Howard, Joseph Howard, Andy Higginbotham, Cameron Cannon andHunter Cannon; his ten great-grandchildren, Davis and MarshallHart, Shyanne and Chase Jackson, Christina Williams, Enzo Johnson,Connor Johnson, Jackson Wallace, Cooper Wallace and HadliWallace.

    Pallbearers were Billy Brent, Scotty Davis, Joshua Howard, JosephHoward, Andy Higginbotham, Cameron Cannon and Hunter Cannon.Honorary pallbearers were Josh Hymel, John Hart, Marty Jackson,Travis Wallace and Taylor Stanford.