Emma Jean Howard

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

EMMA JEAN HOWARD, a resident of Berryville, Arkansas, was born June 29, 1929 in Springdale, Arkansas, a daughter of Charles Thomas and Emma (Blakemore) Oxford. She departed this life Sunday, February 14, 2016 in Rogers, at the age of 86 years.

Emma Jean was a homemaker and a member of the Southern Heights Baptist Church and Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by daughter, Teresa and husband Scott Wood of Lowell, Arkansas; son, Todd Howard and wife Cheryl of Berryville, Arkansas; two brothers, Milford Oxford of Maryland and Charles Oxford of Farmington, Arkansas; one sister, Kathy and husband Jim Scagnelli of Las Vegas, Nevada; six grandchildren: Dionna and husband Shane Cameron of Copan, Oklahoma, Emily Howard of Branson, Missouri, Jason Howard of Berryville, Arkansas, Brittany Wood of Lowell, Arkansas, Ashley Howard of Berryville, Arkansas, and Tiffany Wood of Lowell, Arkansas; three great-grandchildren: MacKenzie Pontius, Dalton Pontius, and Katelyn Cameron all of Copan, Oklahoma; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones.

On February 01, 1949, Emma Jean was united in marriage with Hubert Artis Howard who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents, Charles Thomas and Emma Oxford; three sisters; one brother; and two daughters.

Visitation was held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Graveside service was 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Les Elam officiating. Interment followed the service in the Berryville Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Southern Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 279 Highway 221 South, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.