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Etha Howard Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1936 - 2020

Etha Howard

WHEELERSBURG-Etha Howard, 84, of Wheelersburg, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Etha was born February 8, 1936 in Salyersville, KY to the late Clay Lykins and Maggie Penix Lykins. She had worked at Kroger in the Deli and she is a member of Frederick Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, Etha was preceded in death by her husband, Estill Howard, whom she married October 24, 1953 in Paintsville, KY. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Edison and Rick Howard; six brothers, Ollie, Teddy, Arthur, Arlie, Allen and Lenny and three sisters, Erma Caudill, Leatha Powell and Ester Lykins. Etha is survived by a son, Randy (Shelia) Howard; a daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Caulley; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Howard; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank Etha’s caregivers, Kelly Martin and her children Dakota and Clayton Martin and SOMC Hospice for their care over the past few months.

Services for Etha will be 11:00 am Monday, November 23, 2020 at Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg with Pastor JC Caudill officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Burial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00-7:00 pm Sunday, November 22, 2020 and one hour before the service on Monday. Due to COVID restrictions masks will be required as well as social distancing. Masks are not provided by the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be made at

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There are currently 4 condolences.

Linda Montgomery
Monday November 23, 2020 at 7:33 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Etha was like another big sister to me when I was growing up! She will be greatly missed.
Sharon Brady
Saturday November 21, 2020 at 8:19 AM

I'm so sorry to hear that your moth passed. I always looked forward to get a hug from her at Sunday school. It was so much fun to have her as my secret sister, I loved her and your dad.
Larry Carter
Saturday November 21, 2020 at 5:56 AM

Prayers for the family . Worked with Etha she a very good person and a very hard worker . She sill be missed.
Ray and Dolores Miller
Friday November 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM

She will be missed Randy. We are so sorry! She was such a kind lady. How fortunate you were to have her as your Mom. Love and Prayers.

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