Rhonda Joy Howard, 59, of Taft, passed away on Thursday (Jan. 16, 2020) at Huntsville Hospital. Rhonda was born on Aug. 24, 1960 in South Bend, Ind., to the late Robert Franklin Underwood, Sr., and Joyce Ellen Frazier Hartung. She loved the beach, painting, coffee with French vanilla creamer, Fox News and her grandbabies. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Les Howard; children, Matthew (Melissa) Binns of St. Joe, Mich., Nathan Binns of Sawyer, Mich., Eric Howard of Pierceton, Ind., Tasha Howard of Taft and Shamra (Kenneth) Stickler of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Fallon and Torah Binns, Ronan, Beckham and Willow Binns, Vaylynn and Leeland Long, Paislea Noel, Sawyer Stickler, and Lua Howard; and brothers, Robert (Carrie) Underwood of Sunrise, Fla., and Ronald Underwood of South Bend, Ind. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Phillip Kelly officiating. Burial will follow in Stewart Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 20, at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.

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