Kelly Ann Howard, 53, of Soddy-Daisy, died Monday, May 5, 2014, in Chattanooga. She was born July 22, 1960 in Chattanooga to the late Kenneth and Triva Burns Wood. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Roger Wood; and sister, Denise Frizzell. A resident of Hamilton County most of her life, Kelly was employed as a deputy clerk in the Registry of Deeds office in Chattanooga. She had a great love for animals and was a member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God and previously, Sale Creek Church of God. Kelly is survived by her husband, Vernon Howard, of Soddy-Daisy; her son, Jeremy Wayne Howard, of Soddy-Daisy; her daughter, Lisa Ann Rhodes, of Middle Valley; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepmother, Julia Davis Wood, of Harrison; nephew, Steven (Angela) Frizzell, of Kennesaw, Ga.; and niece, Carrie (Tyler) Bannon, of Alaska. Funeral services for Kelly will be held at noon Thursday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Terry Evans officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her sister in New McDonald Cemetery in Harrison at 2 p.m. on Thursday followed by a white dove release. Please share your memories of Kelly on her online guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com. The family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today.