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Melvin Moody “Jim” Howard, 87, of 604 Lake Road, Creedmoor, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2010 at Hock Family Pavilion. 
A native of Boiling Springs, SC, the son of the late Melvin M. and Annie Stone Howard. He worked in a local dairy business for several years before joining the U.S. Army. During World War II, he was stationed in Japan serving faithfully as a transporter for firefighters, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many terms. He worked diligently as church custodian for more than 10 years. He retired from Liggett Myers with 42 years of service.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 26, 2010 at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor by Dr. Marc Tilley and Rev. Tommy Robertson. Burial will be in Creedmoor Cemetery.
Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Howard of the home, a son, Jerry Howard (Phyllis) of Creedmoor, two grandsons, Jeremy Howard and Jason Howard, a granddaughter, Jennifer H. Edwards (Wayne), four great grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by a sister, Letha H. Dawkins and three brothers, Coley, Henry and Buck.      
Visitation will be held 1:00 – 2:00 PM Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and other times at the home.
Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 2677 Highway 56 East, Creedmoor, NC 27522

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