HENDERSON — Verdie Rene Davis Howard, 85, of South Cobble Creek Drive passed away on Jan. 11, 2021, at Maria Parham Health. She was born in Vance County to Mose and Verdie Yarborough Davis.

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at St. James Missionary Baptist Church. There will be no public viewing.

Survivors include her children, Portia Alston, John Howard Jr., Mary Alston, Mary Anderson, Arnold Howard, Rene’ Bolton, Leon Howard and Mark Howard; a special nephew, Edward Yarborough; sister, Lucille Grimes; 18 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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