Earlene Foster Howard, 72, of Sunbright, passed away December 17, 2013, at Roane Medical Center in Harriman.

Born March 11, 1941, she was preceded in death by her parents, Morris and Marie Foster; and brothers; Chester, Junior, and Donald Foster.

She was a member of Sunbright Methodist Church; and retired from the Morgan County School System after 26 years as a teacherís assistant.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Ross ìPee Weeî Howard; son, Lonnie Howard and wife, Denise, of Lancing; daughter, Lisa Judy of Knoxville; granddaughter, Ashlyn Judy; step-grandchildren: Steven Hensley and Sara Lavender; brothers: Martin Foster of Helenwood, and Herman Foster of Chatsworth, Ga.; sister, Wanda Rippy of Mooresville, Ind.; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted December 19, in the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home Sunbright, with Pastor Tom Robbins officiating. Interment followed at Sunbright Cemetery.

Obituary provided courtesy of Four Oaks Funeral Homes of Huntsville and Oneida.