Wilma Laura Howard, age 82 of Maryville, TN went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 28, 2020 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She attended Sevier Heights Baptist Church and was a retired beautician. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Stella Hill, and her brothers and sisters. Survivors include her Husband, Gene Howard; her Son, Ernest Howard; her Daughter, Kim and Brian Hampton; Grandchildren, Arielle Ogle and Braden Hampton; sister, Eula Tipton; special friends, Pat Nichols and Tina Marie Cusano; several nieces, nephews, and other family members also survive. A ceremony to honor her life will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 in Smith’s Trinity Chapel. Please use masks and observe social distancing. The Family and Friends will assemble for the burial service at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Grandview Pavilion. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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