Mr. Herman Daniel “Danny” Howard, age 54, of Trion, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Hutcheson Medical Center.

Mr. Howard was born in Trion, Georgia on November 26, 1954, son of the late Tillman Howard and Effie Mae Bowman Howard. He was an auto mechanic by trade and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Howard was a special nephew of the late Neil Bowman, Sr., and was preceded in death by a son, Shayne Howard, and brothers, Johnny Howard, Tim Howard and Jimmy Howard.

Mr. Howard is survived by his wife, Joy Howard; Stepson, Larry Sauls; Daughter and son-in-law, Tabitha Howard and Jeffrey Kim Johnson; nephew, Scott Howard; Grandchildren, Jackson, Ryan, Eli, and McKenzie and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Howard will be held Friday, January 9, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Smith officiating. Private Interment services will be in the West Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Howard will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Friday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour