Funeral services for Mary Belle Underwood Howard, 93, of Chopping Branch, were held November 18 at Everidge Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Haven of Rest Cemetery at Mayking.
She died November 15 at Hillcrest Health and Rehab in Corbin.
Born in Tennessee to the late Lewis Thomas and Mary Palmer Underwood, she was the widow of Earl Howard.
She was the mother of the late Jeffrey Neal Howard, Michael Lewis ‘Sonny’ Howard, and Earl Howard Jr., and a member of the McRoberts Church of Jesus for more than 50 years.
Surviving are two sons, Eddie Wayne Howard, McRoberts, and Paul Timothy ‘Bo’ Howard of Corbin; six daughters, Phillis Campbell, Decatur, Ill., Earlene Lee, Corbin, Sharon Mullins, McRoberts, Mary Bolling, Mayking, Sherry Ann Caldwell, Pound, Va., and Patricia Gail Howard, Neon; a sister, Irene Underwood Edwards, Haymond; two granddaughters, Andrea Dawn Mullins and Gipsy Bolling, both of Mayking; 22 grandchildren, 35 greatgrandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.