Retired pastor Rev. Carl M. Howard, Sr. died Saturday, April, 21, 2012.
The arrangements are as follows:
Rev. Howard became an Associate Member of the North Alabama Conference in 1983. He began serving churches in 1976. During his ministry he served Oneonta Centre Lebanon; Lee's Chapel; Skirum Fairview; Dawson Fairview; Bemiston; and Steele UMCs. He retired in 1989.
Bishop Will Willimon says, "We give God thanks for the life and ministry of Rev. Carl Howard. Carl and his first wife Jean were one of North Alabama's first clergy couples. Each faithfully serving as a pastor. Jean died in 1997. We are grateful for their ministries. Carl was proud of his family and we remember his wife Frances and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in in our prayers during this time."
Please remember the Howard family in your prayers.