Obituary: Peggy Sue Howard


Peggy Sue Howard, a longtime resident of Cullman, AL, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 16, 2021 at the age of 84. She was born April 1, 1936 to William Jackson “Jack” and Sarah (Meeks) Young in Birmingham, AL.

Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 58 years, Elmer Guy Howard; brother Herman Young; son Timothy Lee Howard; and daughter-in-law Deborah K. Howard.

She lived her life being a family matriarch and was a ray of sunshine to anyone around her. Loving her family and grandchildren to no end, there was never a more dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Along with her strong Christian faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, she loved cooking, socializing, reading, sewing and of course solving a good crossword puzzle. She had the opportunity to travel many places around the world as her husband was a retired sergeant in the Army. She was a lifelong member of Northside Baptist Church. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include three sons Christopher Howard, Gary Howard, and James William (Lisa) Howard; daughter Julie (Terry) Sellers; and six grandchildren Tim (Delina) Howard, Meaghen (Chad) Woodis, Michael “Dallon” Sellers, Shawn Sellers, Shawnee (Nicholas) Simmons and Wiley Howard.

A private service was held for the family on Thursday, Jan. 21, officiated by Moss Funeral Home, following burial at Center Hill Baptist Church in Hanceville.