CSM (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard
December 14, 1944 -
March 14, 2020

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It is with regret we announce the passing of Command Sgt. Major (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard, age 75, of Huntsville, AL, formerly of Fayetteville, TN. Mr. Howard was born on Dec. 14, 1944 in Jarvis, Ky to the late Clark Edward Howard I and Elizabeth Howard. He was a loving father, son and very devoted husband for 56 years to his wife Betty Howard.

Betty and Noble married Aug 31, 1963 and Noble enlisted in the U.S. Army sometime after, serving for more than 22 years. While in the Army he obtained the Army’s highest enlisted rank of Command Sergeant Major. During his service they spent years overseas in Europe and traveled extensively. He also worked as Greyhound bus driver for many years among several other jobs. He recently worked for Hackbarth delivery services where he made many friends. He enjoyed his family, classic cars and even owned and operated an antique firetruck that may have been seen in parades in Huntsville Alabama or even in Lincoln County TN. He never met a stranger and had stories to share with all. He was truly loved and respected by many.

He is survived by wife Betty Howard; sons, Clark (Himeko) Howard of San Diego, CA, and Kaven (Linda) Howard of Huntsville, AL; his beloved pet Sandy; grandchildren, Andrew (Candra) Hoeppner, Phillip (Tabbatha) Hoeppner, Cody Land, Johnathan (Casey) Howard, Christina Howard, Destiny Howard, and Aliyah Howard; great-grandchildren, Chloee Hoeppner, Maverick Hoeppner, Claridy Hoeppner and Ramsey Howard. In addition to his parents, Noble was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Faye Prince.

Internment for CSM (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard will be conducted at 2 PM EST on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Chattanooga National Cemetery (1200 Bailey Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404). A celebration reading on Saturday, March 21, 2020 begins at 10:30 AM, at the Meridianville Holiness Church, 1285 Steger Rd, Meridianville, AL 35758.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Command Sgt. Major (Ret.) Carnice Noble Howard.

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  1. Mevis Swinford

    So sorry to learn of Nobles passing. He was a great neighbor. The winter that we had a big snow, he scraped our rood so we could go to work. God Bless his family.

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  2. Robin Shelton

    Mrs. Betty, Kaven , Linda and all Mr. Noble’s family,
    I’m saddened to read of Mr. Noble’s death. You all are in my thoughts. May the memories you all shared bring you to brighter days.

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  3. Aunt Linda, Kim & family, Randy & family and Dennis & family

    Noble was my good friend when we were teenagers. That is how he met his wife which is my sister Betty. We enjoyed many good times together. Our family will dearly miss my brother and the kids wii miss their Uncle Noble. We love and will be praying for all of you. I know what you are going through because I lost my husband last year. Betty is my only sibling so we will be even closer now. Prayers and may God bless and give you strength and peace at this time

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  4. Shelia Banks

    I only got to spend about two months with Mr Noble but he was very kind understanding and funny to the Howard family you have my condolences

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  5. Brenda Burke

    We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, Br. Kaven. Our sympathies are with you & your sweet family. Love & prayers .

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  6. Linda mckee

    Brother Kaven and sis Linda I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you

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  7. Donald & Vickie Vaughn

    Kaven we are very sorry for your families loss. Thinking of you with sympathy. May God Bless you all.

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  8. Carol Disney-Mitchell

    I as a caregiver and cousin to Noble. I spent many days getting to know him and how we was related. I can truly say. He taught me well. I will miss him dearly. My heart is very heavy. Rest on my dear hip cousin until we meet again. Love you always

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8 Comments

  1. Mevis Swinford

    So sorry to learn of Nobles passing. He was a great neighbor. The winter that we had a big snow, he scraped our rood so we could go to work. God Bless his family.

    Reply
  2. Robin Shelton

    Mrs. Betty, Kaven , Linda and all Mr. Noble’s family,
    I’m saddened to read of Mr. Noble’s death. You all are in my thoughts. May the memories you all shared bring you to brighter days.

    Reply
  3. Aunt Linda, Kim & family, Randy & family and Dennis & family

    Noble was my good friend when we were teenagers. That is how he met his wife which is my sister Betty. We enjoyed many good times together. Our family will dearly miss my brother and the kids wii miss their Uncle Noble. We love and will be praying for all of you. I know what you are going through because I lost my husband last year. Betty is my only sibling so we will be even closer now. Prayers and may God bless and give you strength and peace at this time

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  4. Shelia Banks

    I only got to spend about two months with Mr Noble but he was very kind understanding and funny to the Howard family you have my condolences

    Reply
  5. Brenda Burke

    We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing, Br. Kaven. Our sympathies are with you & your sweet family. Love & prayers .

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  6. Linda mckee

    Brother Kaven and sis Linda I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you

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  7. Donald & Vickie Vaughn

    Kaven we are very sorry for your families loss. Thinking of you with sympathy. May God Bless you all.

    Reply
  8. Carol Disney-Mitchell

    I as a caregiver and cousin to Noble. I spent many days getting to know him and how we was related. I can truly say. He taught me well. I will miss him dearly. My heart is very heavy. Rest on my dear hip cousin until we meet again. Love you always

    Reply

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