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Anthony Wayne Howard, 54, dies



Funeral services for Anthony Wayne Howard, 54, of Dayton, Ohio, will be held at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Jeremiah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.

He died March 15 at Grafton Oaks Nursing Home in Dayton.

A son of the late Sylvester ‘Vess’ and Ellis Ison Howard, he was a brother of the late Rosa Caplinger and Ella Brainard; an uncle of the late Destiny Hoff and Julie Netzley; a great-uncle of the late Logan Howard; and a brother-in-law of the late Jerry Scearce.

Surviving are three sisters, Opal Hoskins and husband Tom of Potsdam, Ohio, and Janie Scearce and Bertha Howard, both of Letcher; three brothers, Arlie Howard and wife Mary of Boynton Beach, Fla., Vess Junior Howard and wife Carol of Jeremiah, and Joey Howard and wife Beth of Howard, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Jim Caplinger of Dayton, Ohio, and Jim Brainard of New Ulm, Tex.; a son, Eric Cody Howard of Whitesburg; a daughter, Nikki Howard of Ohio; three granddaughters, Katelyn Howard of Jeremiah, and Jenna and Sierra of Ohio; 10 nephews, Tommy, Greg, Cody, Dustin, and Nick, all of Ohio, Russ of Michigan, David of Letcher, Clint of Knott County, Christopher of Jeremiah, and Jason of Indiana; and nine nieces, Dwana, Deanna, Debbie, Tonya and Heather, all of Ohio, Jaimie of Alaska, Renee of Blackey, Courtney of Hazard, and Liana of Jeremiah.

Everidge Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.



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