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Obit: OTIS HOWARD

Obit: OTIS HOWARD

December 6th, 2018 in Obituaries

HOPE, Ark.—Otis James Howard, 66, of Hope died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at his home. Mr. Howard was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was a retired maintenance coordinator with University of Arkansas and a Christian. He was preceded in death by one grandson, James Dale "Tre" Abrams III. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mitchell Howard; five sons, David Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Darius Taylor, Donovan Taylor and Otis Howard Jr.; two daughters, Shanae Abrams and Sonia Taylor-Jackson; five brothers, A.D. Dabbs, Charles Howard, Wade Howard, Jimmy Lee and Zoren Howard; three sisters, Linda Emory, Mary Key and Bessie Fay Howard; 18 grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at New Testament House of Prayer under direction of Hicks Funeral Home. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body may be viewed 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.