Winona Mae Howard
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Winona Mae Howard, 79, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013, in a local hospital.

She was born in Robbinsville, N.C., on May 1, 1933, a daughter of the late John Farr and Stella Farr Ladd.

She was of the Christian faith. She worked for many years at American Uniform Company. After retiring from there, she worked at WalMart as a greeter. She loved listening to gospel music, quilting and home canning.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, D. A. Taylor; and one brother, Clifford Farr.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory four daughters: Jeannie Kendrick, Phyllis Wright, Brenda Gentry (Dowless) and Linda Taylor (Tucker Bradley); three sons: Rodney Taylor (Jaylene), Joe Taylor (Diane), and Roger Taylor (Clara); one sister, Loveda Brand; 12 grandchildren: Jimmy Kendrick, Dewayne Longwith, Crystal Longwith, Briana Patton, Dustin Gentry, Joshua Taylor, Corey Taylor, Roger Taylor Jr., Melissa Taylor, Caroline Taylor, Brittany Taylor, and Corey N. Taylor; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous other extended family members and friends.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the Echoes of Mercy Baptist Church located at 535 Durkee Road S.E., Cleveland with the Rev. Daniel White officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 5 p.m. to the service time.

Interment and committal service will take place on Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, in the Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Winona and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist Mrs. Winona’s family with these arrangements.