Thelma Maxine Howard, 78 of Pathfork, passed away on Tuesday at Pineville Community Hospital. She was born at Pathfork, KY on January 30, 1935, a daughter of the late George and Virginia Daniels Eads. She was of the Holiness faith and had worked in the cafeteria of the Harlan County School System.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.P. Howard and her brother and sisters; Frank James Eads, Mary Jane Ondo, Sally Ann Saylor and Pauline King.
Survivors include her son, Phillip Howard and wife Jennifer Nicole; grandchildren, Chloe Lillian Howard and Noah Jace Howard; brothers and sisters, Carolyn “Georgie” Moffitt, Mitzie Oplinger, Rev. Everett Eads , Reva Lear and a host nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Services will be Friday at 1:00 PM at the Pathfork Holiness Church with Rev. Ronnie Oplinger, Rev. Everett Eads, and Rev. Robert Lee. Music will be by Clement Peters. Burial will be in Saylor Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends on Thursday after 6:00 PM at the Pathfork Holiness Church. The Arnett & Steele Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Pineville, is honored to be serving the Howard family. Light a virtual candle and sign the guest register at www. arnettsteele.com.