November 12, 2013

Harry Monroe Howard

Mr. Harry Monroe Howard, 89, of Dalton, departed this world peacefully to join his savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Ridgewood Manor.

Harry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Marjorie McClure Howard; his parents, Tinzie and Farley Howard; brother, F.H. Howard; and brothers-in-law, Frank and John McClure.

Harry is survived by his daughter, Lynne Puryear and husband Carl of Dalton; his granddaughters, Tracey McClurd of Pensacola, Fla., Stephanie Bragg and husband Rob of Atlanta, and Nikki Sain and husband Richard of Knoxville, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Carson and Ryle Sain of Knoxville, Tenn.; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jane and W.B. Chitwood of Dalton; sisters-in-law, Elaine McClure of Dalton and Barbara McClure of Brandon, Miss.; nieces and nephews; and special family friend, Lillie Bond.

Harry served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran, a member of the VFW and retired employee of Hamilton Memorial Hospital. To any who knew Harry, they were always shown kindness and honesty. He was a dedicated Georgia fan and passionate hunter and fisherman. He loved his family and friends. Our special thanks and gratitude to the caregivers at Ridgewood Manor for their kindness and nurturing shown to Harry. He will be missed but never forgotten.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. with Dr. Chad Sparks officiating.

Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers for those who wish, a memorial contribution may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.

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