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Ethel Mae (Howard) Tatum

December 14, 1945 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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On July 07, 2023, our beloved Mother, Grandmother & friend, Ms. Ethel Mae Howard Tatum, went home to be with the Lord.

She was a graduate of Clear Run High School and worked in the food service industry.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Duet Tatum, son: Lenburg Underwood Jr., and siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at Carter Funeral Home in Garland. Bishop Olin Cromartie will be officiating the service. Interment to follow at the Garland Community Cemetery.

She leaves to cherish her memory her two daughters: Linda Howard of Fayetteville; Connie Howard of Clinton, one son: Willie Howard of Garland, one stepson: Cliff Powell of Red Hook, NY, and one stepdaughter: Doretha Bronson of Clinton, 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.


Love Shines Through

Like a shadow in the moonlight

Like the whisper of the sea’s

Like the echoes of a melody

Just beyond our reach

Past the whisper of goodbye

Love shines through eternity

A heartbeat from our eye

                                        The Family


The family will receive friends at the home of Connie Howard, 150 Tatum Lane, Clinton.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from 1:00-6:00 PM, with the family present from 5:00-6:00 PM, at Carter Funeral Home in Garland.

Services are provided by Carter Funeral Home of Garland.

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July 11, 2023

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
111 N. Ingold Ave.
Garland, NC 28441

Funeral Service
July 12, 2023

4:00 PM
Carter Funeral Home
111 N. Ingold Ave.
Garland, NC 28441

Interment following funeral service
July 12, 2023

Garland Community Cemetery
203 Hill Cir. Rd.
Garland, NC 28441


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