Delma Rae Carroll Howard passed away on April 7, 2012 in Temple, Texas at the age of 87 after a brief illness. She was born on June 18,1924 in Richland, Texas and was a resident of Jonesboro, Hamilton County, Texas for the past 10 years.
She lived many years in Houston, Texas and worked for the Houston Post and KPRC Television Station From which she retired in 1987 at which time she moved to Jonesboro. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Jonesboro for many years.She enjoyed traveling and and visited all but two of the contiguous states, and Canada and Mexico. She enjoyed painting and blessed family and friends with gifts of her paintings.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell Lee and Una Leona Murphy; a sister, June Warner; a brother, Victor Lee; and husband of 40 years, Lloyd Hugh Carroll.
She is survived by husband Dewitt C. Howard of Jonesboro; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Carroll of Jonesboro; grandson, Lloyd Anthony Carroll of San Marcos; step-daughter and son-in-law, June and Archie Turpin of Houston; step-grandson and wife, Rodney and Denise Turpin of Tomball and step-grandaughter and husband, Karen and Archie Ryder of Houston. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and friends.
The family request that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, P.O.Box 86, Jonesboro, Texas 76538.
Visitation will be Wednesday, April 11 from 10-12 noon at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be at 2:00pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jake Morphew officiating.