Harriet Lee Cogbill Howard, 71, of Dumas, died on May 9, 2017 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.

She was born May 5, 1946 in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church, a store owner, and a retired school teacher who taught at Dumas and Little Rock. She was also a member of the Pine Bluff Car Club.

Mrs. Howard was preceded in death were by her father, Dr. Harry Cogbill and stepfather, James E. McLaurin.

Survivors include her husband, Marlon Howard of Dumas; mother, Syble Pylant McLaurin of Hamburg; son, Jay (Jeanne) Nuckols of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter, Donna (Donnie) Godwin of West Fork; stepdaughters, Marla Howard of Star City and Monica (Mark) Pinkett of Conway; a sister, Debbie (Larry) Sanderlin of Hamburg; and six grandchildren.

Graveside services are will be held on Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Heflin Cemetery near Star City with Bro. Allen Hagood officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Griffin Funeral Service in Star City.

Memorials may be made to Hopedale Missionary Baptist Church, c/o Ted Martin, 1151 E. Choctaw, Dumas, AR 71639.