Born 10-9-1919 -- Died 7-15-2006
Allegra Lucille "Lee" Hower, 86, of Alton, was born Oct. 9, 1919, near Peach Orchard, Ark., the daughter of the late Dave and Nettie Bearinger-Ricker. She died July 15, 2006, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
Survivors include one son, James J. Hower of Alton; four grandsons, Tony Brewer, Buddy Hower, Jimmy Hower, Noble Hower; three granddaughters, Sherrie Johnson, Angela Rose, Michelle Barton; one daughter-in-law, Laura Hower; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Dave and Nettie Bearinger-Ricker; her husband, William Fredrick "Fred" Hower; one son, Fredrick D. "Bud" Hower; one grandson, Jeremiah Hower; one daughter-in-law, Reva Hower; and 10 brothers and sisters.
The funeral services were held July 18 at the Alton First Baptist Church, with Bro. Todd Ewing and Bro. Kenneth Hall officiating. Interment followed in the family cemetery near Peach Orchard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Disaster Relief Fund.