Columbus Ray Howard

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Columbus Ray Howard, age 80, of Bear Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017 at his home.
 Columbus Ray was born December 28, 1936 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Dewey and Daisy Marie Lykins Howard.  Brother, Lawrence Gray Howard and sister, Vera Lou Russell preceded in death.
 Columbus Ray was employed in the Saw Mill industry until his retirement.  He was a member of the United Baptist Faith.
 Those left to mourn include companion, Teresa Lynn Holbrook of Salyersville, Kentucky, brothers, Cleve Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky, and Farley Howard of Salyersville, Kentucky as well as a host of family and friends who love and will miss him.
Funeral services for Columbus Ray Howard were conducted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM from the chapel of the Salyersville Funeral Home.  Clergy Larry Patrick delivered comforting words on the day of service.  Interment followed in the Samuel Arnett Cemetery on Mill Branch in Salyersville, Kentucky.   
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ray Howard Memorial Fund here at the funeral home and online condolences can be made anytime at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Salyersville Funeral Home in Salyersville, Kentucky. 


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