Rita Rena Ammons Howard

Rita Rena Ammons Howard, 62, passed away Friday evening, June 10, 2022 at her residence following a brief illness.

Born in Brunswick, GA, her parents were Raymond Ammons and Golda Riggins Ammons. She is also preceded by her husband, Wilson Howard; and a sister, Cheryl Wainright.

Rita was a homemaker and a member of Little Memorial Church. She loved dancing, singing, and working in her flowers. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandbabies and family.

Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Shelly (Eric) Smith of Lulaton, Scott Ammons of Waynesville, Jessica (Robbie) O’Berry of Hickox, and Preston (Nicky) Chanclor of Waynesville; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Anthony (Maegan) Ammons, Aaliyah (Jacob) Moore, Aalyssa Rountree, Emmalee (Austin) Howell, Natalee (Caleb) Lee, Donovan (Dannie) Beckham, Mathie O’Berry, Khloe Chanclor, Katee Chanclor, Tyler Chanclor, Taylor Price, and Gabriel Kniceley; four great-grandchildren, Ailynn Peffer, Phoenix Price, Kennedy Moore, and Keagan Kniceley, and one on the way, Sedona Howell; two brothers and a sister-in-law; Ricky (Mary) Ammons and Jamie Ammons, all of Waynesville; six sisters and their spouses, Peggy (John) Gibson of Waynesville, Pat Hickox of Nahunta, Carolyn (Gene) Drawdy of Hortense, Robin (Don) Wheeler of Waynesville, Susan (Harley) Wilson of Racepond, and Monica (William) Allen of Hilliard, FL; also, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

Visitation was held Monday evening, June 13, 2022 at Frye Funeral Home.

A funeral service was held Tuesday morning, June 14, 2022 at Frye Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Emory Wilson and Rev. Charles Florey officiating.

Burial will follow in Ammons-Warner Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donovan Beckham, Mathie O’Berry, Gene Wilson, Leighton Ammons, Robbie O’Berry, Brad Ammons, Eric Smith, and Buckwheat Snyder, Jr.

Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.

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