Douglas Barnett Howard

July 22, 1936December 8, 2012
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Douglas B. Howard, 76 of New Bern, NC, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

He was retired but also was self-employed transferring cars for the different dealerships in the local area.

Doug is survived by his wife, Barbara C. Howard; one daughter, Tracy H. Mewborne of Madison, AL; one brother, Wesley Clifford Howard of Gloucester, VA; three sisters, Sue McKee of Amarillo, TX; Molly “Pete” Boyd of New Braunfels, TX; Mary “Boogie” Fox of Sugarland, TX and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel in New Bern, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Religious Community Services, P. O. Box 704, New Bern, NC 28563.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 14, 2012

Douglas Barnett Howard

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Ralph Ross Watson

January 9, 2013

I will dearly miss This Man, he truly was My Friend!

Lloyd Bennett

January 7, 2013

I would like to pay my deepest sympathy to your family Doug. You were a trusted friend whom I will dearly miss.

Lessi Lonstad

December 28, 2012

Simply put.... I loved this man. He was a very special friend to everyone who knew him.

Bob Smith

December 24, 2012

Big hearted, always thought of others first, kind, helpful, and imaginative. Doug will always be remembered for these qualities. You will be sorely missed my friend.

Pat & Bob Smith

December 24, 2012

Words cannot begin to express our love for Doug...he was definitely a legend in his own time. We all have friends, but Doug was the "best and most genuine friend" Bob and I have ever had, for Bob 55 years and me 34 years....a unique practical would always forgive him..Doug will never be gone, just away!! He has touched so many hearts so deeply in so many ways that he will live on forever. A true honor and privilege to have had him in our lives. God bless Barbara, Tracy and her family, Doug's sisters and brother. May God bring them peace, comfort and strength. Each thought of Doug brings an immediate smile to your face... he was truly "joy" personified.

December 24, 2012

Doug Howard, My highly valued best friend, Doug was always there, always looking for someone to help. Nothing was too tough, cost, inconvenience or sacrifice was not a consideration, ever. I will miss you Doug, see ya soon. Bob Smith

Cathy Beckmann

December 19, 2012

Love and hugs to everyone. I thank God for Mr. Howard and the gifts he gave this world. He gave me one of the best friends I will ever have in my life. I love you Tracy and this message comes with lots of hugs for you and your mom.

Brenda Murphy

December 14, 2012

Mrs. Barbara and family.Mr. Doug was a special man.His smile and laugh will be with us always. Terry Bell, Brenda Murphy and Family

Jack Grove

December 13, 2012

Doug was a truly remarkable and memorable friend. He will be missed.

December 13, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Doug on occasion driving vehicles for him. He was truly a friend and I do extend my deepest sympathy to the family.

Sam Birmingham