Former Pink Hill Mayor Has Passed Away

The former mayor and town commissioner of Pink Hill be buried today after passing away Tuesday.

The obituary for Houston Howard says he passed away at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston at the age of 80.

The funeral is planned for 11 a.m. at Pink Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Ann Brinson officiating.

Howard is survived by his wife of 57 years and several family members.


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  • by Ryan Location: gvegas on Jan 10, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    It does not seem like a month has gone by it seems like forever. Every day gets a little bit easier not having you around but it will never be the same. Your chair still smells like you and i see your face every time i put your jacket on as if i just walked in. See your smile and having your hugs are what i miss the most and i hope to keep on making you proud. I love you Grandaddy Hoo-Hoo!
  • by buddy[hubb] -davenport Location: wallace/deep run on Dec 9, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    my sympathy goes out to the family. i know them well and know that they are a close loving family.Houston was a good man and always loved and supported his family. there were a lot of people at the funeral home last night, that shows that he left a good impression and made a lot of friends where ever he went. i know he made one with me. take care ole friend. and now that you are with the Lord , he will take great care of you and will also make sure that your family is taken care of too. don't worry, i will take care of my ole hip buddy Clay!! love ya !!
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