Sherman Michael "Mike" Howard
Mr. Sherman Michael "Mike" Howard, 34, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003 in Berrydale. He was a native of Houston County, lived most of his life in Pansey and had been a resident of Berrydale for the past two year. He was employed with McMillan Trust in the forest industry and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Gordon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sherman and Mae Brunson and his great-grandparents, Nancy Brindle and James "Aiken" and Lumitte Etheredge.
He is survived by two daughters, Blair Howard and Joanna Howard, both of Ashford; his mother, Elizabeth Ann McMillan of Brewton; his father, Joseph Michael Howard of Pansey; a sister, Chris Johnson of Pansey; his grandmother, Mae Dean Burkett of Pansey; three uncles, Neal Brunson and Rodney Brunson, both of Pansey and Charles Brunson of Columbia; a step-sister, Jamie Lewis of Pansey, his former wife, Bebi Howard of Ashford and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Aman officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home of Dothan directing. Pallbearers were Bob Oxendine, Nathan Worsham, Bart McWaters, Marvin Barrington, Jeff Allgood, Jimmy Foxworth and John Childree. Honorary pallbearers were Stevie Dozier, Christie Dozier and Dylan Childree.