Clara Frances Howard, 94, of Hixson, a faithful, long-time member of Stuart Heights Baptist Church went to be with the Lord Thursday, May 15, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter F. Howard; daughter, Hazel Dye; and son, Edward F. Howard. Survivors are daughters, Mildred H. Jenkins, of Atlanta and Patricia (David) Booher, of Hixson; son, Bobby L. (Charlotte) Howard, of Hixson; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The family expresses a special thanks to the staff at Soddy-Daisy Health Care Center. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lane Funeral Home with grandson, Johnny Howard and Pastor Alan Stewart officiating. Private interment will be Monday in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.