Howard Hiblong Jr., 82, of Sardis passed away Friday, May 2, 2014.
He was born Feb.10, 1932, in Benton to the late Howard and Lexie Hiblong.
Howard was employed as a printing press operator aand was a member of Olive Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Faye Laverne Hiblong of Sardis; a daughter, Barbara Alexander and husband Gary of Sardis; a son, David Hiblong and wife Vickie of East End; a daughter, Lisa Smith and husband Jerry of Sardis; seven grandchildren, Paige Brown, Jeff Alexander, Paul Hiblong, Mark Hiblong, Crissy Nichols, Ross Smith and Bryce Smith; his great-grandchildren, Josh Brown, Ethan Nichols and Jenna Alexander; a brother, Donnie Hiblong of Carlisle; two sisters, Helen Golleher of Carlisle and Eloise Pledger of North Little Rock; many other family members and friends.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Funeral service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Smith Family Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. David Hiblong, the Rev. Bill Counts, the Rev. Bob Counts and the Rev. Loy Counts. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the funeral home, 322 N. Market St. in Benton (telephone 501-778-7100).
Online guestbook: www.SmithFamilyCares.com.
Family comments: Special thanks to Saline Memorial Hospice House for providing outstanding care.