Jessie Faye Howard, 96

Funeral services for Jessie Faye Beavers Howard, 96, of Dora, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 13, 2018, at Ball Church of Christ south of Dora. Mrs. Howard died June 10 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
She was born May 31, 1922, at Advance, Arkansas, the daughter of Charlie and Ada Hall Beavers. On Aug. 25, 1940, at Lone Rock, Arkansas, she married James Ervin Howard.
Mrs. Howard enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, flowers and taking walks. She was a member of Odom Church of Christ.
She is survived by three children, Gayle Barnes and husband Ira of Springfield, Linda Smith and husband Bobby of Cuba, Missouri, Ronnie Howard of Dora; daughter-in-law Marie Howard of Ava; 12 grandchildren, Betsy Pipkin, Kent Barnes, Christina Long, Amanda Lawley, Sydney Smith, Jeremiah Smith, Misty Howard, Billie Leanne Howard, Dustin Howard, Barbara Plowick, Ronnie Howard Jr. and Jessica Barton; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Carl Beavers and wife Zelda of Pottersville; her brother-in-law Charles Howard and wife Shirley of Mountain Home, Arkansas; sisters-in-law Marie Beavers of West Plains, Irene Frazier of Mountain View and Vineta Howard of Dora; many nieces and nephews; and a very special caregiver, Vickie Burden, who gave her loving care in the last two years of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died March 26, 2004; one son, Billy Howard; four infant children; four brothers, Garland, Thurman, Claude and Herman; and three sisters, Lizzie Beavers White, Cara Mae Teague and Betty Owen.
Burial will be in the Ball Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Ball Cemetery and may be left at at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at
Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, directors.

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