Anne (Annie Helen) Burton Howard
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Anne Burton Howard, 98, died on August 27, 2013, in Loudon, Tennessee. She was born on August 6th, 1915, in Lettsworth, Louisiana. Anne was raised in Addis, Louisiana, and was named Salutatorian of her high school class at Brusly High School. She attended Louisiana State University for three years, then contracted typhoid fever and was not expected to live. Her college sweetheart, Oscar T. Howard of Innis, Louisiana, who was attending L.S.U. on a basketball scholarship, brought an Episcopal priest from Plaquemine, Louisiana, and married her on her death bed. She made a miraculous recovery. In 1953 the family moved to Alexandria, Louisiana. Shortly thereafter, they built a home in Pineville, Louisiana, where they lived and worked most of their lives, prior to retirement.
Anne enjoyed genealogy research and the many friends she met during this process. As a result she was awarded membership in numerous organizations, including: The National Society of Magna Charta Dames and Barons, The General Society of Mayflower Descendants, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, The Colonial Dames of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
She was preceded in death by: her father John C. Burton, III; her mother Marguerite Platt Burton; her sister Lucille Burton Howard; her husband Oscar T. Howard; and two grandsons John David Howard and James Burton Campbell.
She is survived by: her sister Eleanor (Nell) Burton White; her son David Burton Howard and his wife Freddie Jean Howard; her daughter Elizabeth Anne (Betty) Howard Martin and her husband James Martin; her grandson Michael Burton Howard and his wife Tiffany Howard; her granddaughter Mary Anne Howard Forrest and her husband David Forrest; her grandson Howard Wayne Campbell; and her four great-granddaughters Rachel Forrest, Audrey Forrest, Taylor Howard and Caroline Howard.
Interment will be in St. Francisville, Louisiana, Grace Church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Grace Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 28, St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775.
Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 29, 2013