Jean Garrison Howard

Jean Garrison Howard, 86, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Cascades in Greenville after three years of declining health following a stroke. She was born in Piedmont, daughter of the late Leland and Adeline Griffin Garrison. She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Samuel Hunter Howard.

She is survived by her children Hunter and Martha Howard of Simpsonville, Jimmy Howard of Seneca, and Jeanne Howard of Greenville; five grandchildren and their spouses, Hunter and Joy Howard of Greenville, Craig and Tricia Howard of Columbia, Fran and David Cook of Columbia, Cam and Jimmy Larson of Atlanta, Georgia, and Nancy and Aaron Lucas of Piedmont; and eight great-grandchildren, Gracie, Adeline and Hunt Howard, Hamilton, Zan and Hugh Howard, Ellie Cook, and James Larson.

Mrs. Howard was a 1948 graduate of Greenville Woman’s College (later Furman University) and received her master’s in counseling from the University of Georgia. She was a longtime educator and retired as a Guidance Counselor at Bryson Middle School in Simpsonville. Jean was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, an honorary sorority for women educators. A member of Fountain Inn First Baptist Church, she was active in the Sara Patterson Sunday School Class.

Jean loved her family, the beach, playing bridge and her friends. In addition to being a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be remembered as a loyal friend, devoted spouse and a tireless worker for anyone with a need.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home, 313 N. Main Street, Simpsonville.

Interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 10, at Greenville Memorial Gardens, 7784 Augusta Road, Piedmont, followed by a
memorial service at Fountain Inn First Baptist Church, 206 N. Weston Street, Fountain Inn at 12:30 p.m., with Rev. Michael Bearden

Pallbearers will be Hunter Howard, Craig Howard, David Cook, Aaron Lucas, Jimmy Larson and Jim Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fountain Inn Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 315 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina 29644, or to the charity of one’s choice.

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