Hilda Howard Harper



Hilda Howard Harper
Hilda Howard Harper, 76, of Kinston, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Pink Hill Funeral Home. Visitation will follow the service. Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at the Brady Howard Cemetery in Pink Hill.
Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, George and Nannie Mae Turnage, husbands, Abbie Theodore Howard and Walter Harper; son, Jerry Howard; daughter, Trudy Smith; grandson, Adam Ryan Howard; and great-granddaughter, Alilah Beverage..

She is survived by her sons, Ted Howard and wife, Gail; Tommy Howard and wife Diane; and Donnie Howard; daughters, Janice Johnson and husband Wylie; Sandra Howard, Jean Milner, and Robbie Harper and husband Brian and daughter-in-law, Dell Howard. Hilda is also survived by her grandchildren, Juanita Futrell, Christy Gates, Jerry Howard, Jr., Donna Owen, Shelia Williams, Christopher Beverage, Doug Swaney, Allison Fritz, T. J. Howard, Brad Howard, Ashley Howard, Abby Milner, Holly Milner, and Cameron Harper; 22 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; brother, William "Bump" Turnage and sister, Betty Gautier.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Adam Ryan Howard Scholarship Fund, c/o Deep Run Fire Department, PO Box 71, Deep Run, NC 28525.