Elwood Ray Howard

November 21, 1949 - March 14, 2012
Elwood Ray Howard

Elwood Ray Howard, 62 of Hampstead passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

A memorial service will be conducted 4 pm Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Topsail Presbyterian Church officiated by Pastor Owen Carriker.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

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  • March 22, 2012
    Doris Rodgers says:
    When I think of Ray it bring memories of friendly smiles, helpful hands and easy caring ways. He will truely be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

  • March 18, 2012
    David M. Howard says:
    Ray made me feel special to him... something about the way he always greeted me and called me 'cuz'. But I have an idea that everyone of Ray's friends felt special, because I think he had that knack, that way about him that made us all feel special. Possibly we all were? Ray seemed so simple, so... well...so "salt of the earth", but in reality, Ray was a man of the world. In his earlier days, Ray had been out and around. He had seen the world, good & bad and after seeing it, he had chosen to come home.. to his home, to his people, his family and his church. Ray found his Lord and Savior too, several years ago, and to those of us who knew him for a long time, well, we knew he had. Ray was full of love for the Lord and it was so evident in the way he handled himself, the way he treated people and the way he endured the final weeks of his life. I am so proud of Ray for the way his life turned out. And my guess would be that a lot of others feel the same way. An inspiration! Rest in Peace, "Cuz"! David

  • March 16, 2012
    Stephen & Loretta Shepherd says:
    We share you sorrow at the loss of our good friend "cousin" Ray.

  • March 17, 2012
    Terry & Debbie Robertson says:
    We are so very sad to hear about Ray. Our prayers are with you. He was very special to us!

  • March 15, 2012
    Jamie & Roger Shepard says:
    My condolences to Cheryl, Daphne, Mary and all of Ray's family. He is soring with the eagles now.