Clarence Edward Howington Sr.

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Feb. 18, 1923 – Nov. 8, 2014

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FERRIDAY — Services for Clarence “Tom” Edward Howington Sr., 91, of Vidalia, who died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Ferriday, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pentecostals of the Miss Lou Church with the Rev. Gary Howington and the Rev. Jeremy Howington officiating.

Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the church.

Mr. Howington was born Feb. 18, 1923, in Caster, La., the son of Charles Edward Howington and Annie Myers Howington.

He was a member of Pentecostals of Miss Lou Church.

Mr. Howington served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served on the first wave of D-day. He also served in the Battles of Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving a number of medals for this service to his country.

Mr. Howington was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Thomas Howington; two infant daughters, Nancy and Tommy Howington; three brothers, Willie, Fred and Hank Howington; and three sisters, Ora Fife, Tressie Siddon and Trudy Nelson.

Survivors include one son, Eddie Howington of Vidalia; three daughters, Barbara Allred and husband, Brian, of Vidalia, Janice Matt and LeAnne Evans, both of Ferriday; five grandsons, John Parker, Michael Johnese, Hayden Howington, Shannon Crum and John Evans; five granddaughters, Jennifer Coates, Amy Roach, Haley Howington, Ashley Evans and Ellie Evans; 11 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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