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Official Obituary of

Alvin Howe

March 11, 1938 ~ February 19, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Alvin Howe Obituary

Alvin "Baldy" Howe, known affectionately to all as Baldy, passed away on February 19, 2024, in Paragould, Arkansas, at the age of 85. Born on March 11, 1938, in Stonewall, Arkansas.  Baldy's love for the outdoors was evident to anyone who knew him. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, finding solace and joy in nature. His hands were often found in his garden or casting a line into a river.  A man of routine and community, Baldy looked forward to his morning ritual of joining his buddies at the local coffee shop. There, over steaming cups of coffee, they would reminisce and talk about the old times.  His commitment to his community was further demonstrated through his over 50 years of dedicated service to the Masonic Lodge.  A devout member of the Lafe Baptist Church, Baldy's faith was a cornerstone of his existence. Above all, Baldy's heart belonged to his family, whom he loved dearly. His life lessons, imparted through the simplest of moments, will continue to guide them.

Baldy is preceded in death by his parents, John and Eula Howe; grandson, Tyler Howe; infant twin brother, Alfus Howe; infant brother, Joseph Howe; brothers, Gary Gene Howe, J.L. Howe, Daniel Howe; sisters, Helen Williams, Mary Hart, Martha Laroe; and son in law, Bruce Rippy.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Patsy Howe; children, Debbie Rippy, Larry (Sheila) Howe, Ronnie (Shona) Howe, and David (Christy) Howe; sister, Sharon (Jerry) Howard; grandchildren, Tasha (Mike) Cook, Amy (Justin) Klingensmith, Shawna (Dane) Boggs, Heather Howe, Christopher Rippy, Jenny (Jace) Evans, Sydney Howe, Andrew Howe, and Payton Howe; great- grandchildren, Gabe and Gracie Cook, Emma and Bella Klingensmith, Analeigh and Logan Boggs, Cohen Evans, Luna Rippy, and Hazel Gibson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 23, from 12:00p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Providence Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. with David Poe officiating.

Dane Boggs, Mike Cook, Justin Klingensmith, Scott Howe, Andrew Howe, Payton Howe, and Jace Evans will serve as pallbearers.

Bill Hewlett, Terry Gladish, Jack Millikin, Butch Shipman, and Don Tuggle will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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February 23, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
4904 West Kingshighway
Paragould, AR 72450

Funeral Service
February 23, 2024

2:30 PM
Providence Cemetery
Hwy 34
Lafe, AR 72436


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