Barbara M. Howard (Bobbie), 75 a resident of Montgomery, AL. passed away December 2, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 5:00pm - 7:00 pm at White Chapel Greenwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00am at White Chapel Greenwood Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Wasson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. She was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She loved God, her family, her church family and her many friends. Bobbie earned her Associates, Bachelor and Master's degrees from Troy University at Montgomery and her Jurist Doctor degree from Jones School of Law in Montgomery. She enjoyed going to college and felt that everyone should get as much education as is possible. She was also a member of the both the U.S. and Alabama Bars Associations. She retired from DANA (Al-Lock) in Selma, Alabama. Following her retirement from DANA she contracted as a consultant with other manufacturing plants located in the US and Mexico as the person to start up or close various plants. Bobbie was predeceased by her parents J.W. and Pauline McNair. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William Bibb Howard, daughters Melany Howard (Dianne) and Valarie Maradie (Sherri), grandchildren, Angela Anderson (Eric), Phillip Finn (Kathy) Barbara Beasley (Jeff) Jason Barbyarchik (Sarah) and Kaylan Maradie (Angelo), 8 great grandchildren (and 1 on the way). She also leaves behind a twin sister Jerrye Hammond (Don) and two brothers Rick McNair (Carol) and Sam McNair (Annette) and her in-laws Sara Howard Stone, John B Howard (Marylee), Robert P. Howard (Saundra), numerous nieces and nephews along with her special friend Norma Connell. The family wants to give a "special Thank You" to Dr. Keith Thompson and her nurse Terrie Capouya at the Montgomery Cancer Center. Flowers would be welcome or you may make a donation to your favorite charity .
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2013