GAINESVILLE - Howard Lee Early, Sr., 67, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born on January 16, 1944, the son of the late Horace Eugene and Mary Early of Roanoke, Va. He worked as a printer for World Color and attended Hopewell Baptist Church. Mr. Early was also preceded in death by his brother Rob Early; and sister, Norma Burton.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Audrey Early; sons, Jim Early, Roanoke, Va., Lee Early, Griffin, Chris Early, Oakwood; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Crissie Boyd, Flowery Branch; daughter, Rita Martin, Flowery Branch; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Hopewell Baptist Church. Robby Foster, the Rev. Gary Wilson and Roger Maddox will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at www.cancer.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge of arrangements.