Howard Bryan Blevins, age 77, of 8890 Hwy 18 S, Laurel Springs, NC passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Alleghany Health in Sparta, NC.

He was born July 20, 1942 in Ashe County to the late Rom Lennie and Ellen Lucille Shepherd Blevins. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Blevins; one sister, Nina Blevins. Howard was a member of Pine Fork Baptist Church. He worked at Dr. Grabow Pipe Factory for over 30 years. He liked playing Rummy, Rook, and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and NASCAR racing. He is survived by his wife, Areta Blevins of the home; one daughter, Charlene Beeson and husband Richard of Statesville; two granddaughters, Ashley Barber and husband Yuri of Troutman, Jasmine Wissert of Statesville; three great-grandsons, Yuri Barber, Jr., Camdyn Barber, and Amari Barber; one brother, Ricky Blevins and wife Sheri of Oklahoma; four sisters, Eula Carpenter and husband Johnny of Ennice, Mary Miller of Ennice, Gay Blevins of Sparta, and Kay Ivey of Oklahoma. The family requests the honor of your presence at the Ceremonial Tribute Service to honor the life of Howard at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Pine Fork Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Wagg officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and other times at the residence. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at Alleghany Health ER Department, and to special friends, Nina and Everette Elliott, Pastor Mark and Judy Wagg. 

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