Velda Inez Chaplin Howard

Published 11:35 am Monday, October 29, 2018

Mrs. Velda Inez Chaplin Howard, 99, of Mocksville, died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at Davie Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 17, 1918 in Davie County to the late W.W. and Ada Phelps Chaplin. Mrs. Howard graduated from Shady Grove High School in 1938, and was married to the late Clyde E. Howard. She was a member of Cornatzer Baptist Church, and enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking.

She was also preceded in death by: a son, Ernie Howard; a granddaughter, Susan Myers Wands; 2 sisters, Maxine Long and Iva Nelle Swain; and 3 brothers, Arnold, Frank and Sam Chaplin.

Survivors: 3 children, Velda (Lester) Myers, Wayne (Denise) Howard, all of Advance, and Willie (Lynn) Howard of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Lisa Myers, Dean Myers, David W. Howard and Scotty (Erica) Wands, all of Advance; 3 great-grandchildren, David E. Howard, Carly Howard and Will Wands, all of Advance; a sister-in-law, Lavinia Chaplin of Mocksville; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29 at Cornatzer Baptist Church with the Revs. Ottis Hurst and Ed Kuhar officiating. The body was placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery.  The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 28 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Cornatzer Baptist, 1372 Cornatzer Road, Mocksville.