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Gracie Susan Hackney Howard

Gracie-Howard-1Gracie Susan Hackney Howard, age 92, of Glenwood, formerly of Mena, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 in Glenwood.

She was born August 19, 1923 in Pine Ridge, Arkansas to the late John R. Hackney and the late Sylvia Agnes Thompson Hackney.  She was united in marriage March 27, 1948 in Mena, Arkansas to Everett Howard.  Mrs. Howard was a seamstress for Cowdens Factory Outlet in Mena.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.  She will be dearly missed.

Survivors are husband, Everett Howard of Mena, Arkansas; sons, Roger Howard and wife Patricia of Ink, Arkansas, Wesley Howard and wife Debbie of Bearden, Arkansas; daughters, Freda Galyen of Barling, Arkansas, Eulene McCulley and husband Larry of Alder Springs, Arkansas; sisters, Ethel Sanford of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Orpha May Leonard of Oden, Arkansas; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Sylvia Hackney; her brothers, Albert, Clarence, Charlie and J.R. Hackney; and her sisters, Mae Willhite and Myrtle Willhite.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Union Church in Pine Ridge, Arkansas with Brother Randy Deramus and Danny Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in the Pine Ridge Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Monroe Miller, Adam Miller, Louis Marshall, Daniel Miller, Ken Sherman, and Lee Emerson.

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