GRIFTON – Thomas Howard, 59, of Grifton passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Survivors include his daughters, Belinda Jones, BréAnna Howard and Sara Howard; son, Eddie Alvin Howard; six grandchildren; sisters, Alice Summerlin, Dorothy Watson, and Patricia Armor; and brothers, Roy Howard and Ronald Howard. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Howard-Carter Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Major Milton Woods and Captain R. W. Cox officiating. A private burial will be held later. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com.