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“I would like to say that all of Howards neighbors here in Kuttawa thought very highly of him. He was just a great person. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Don & Ladonna Shelton - Kuttawa, KY

“So sorry to hear about Howards passing. I worked with Howard while I was at Star mine. He delivered coal to our hopper at Star tipple, and was such...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Wayne Hunsaker - Beaver Dam

“Thinking of your family at this difficult time ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Janell Campsen - Lacombe, LA

“Rest in peace Uncle Howard. Aunt Mary Catherine said that you're the finest man that she ever knew and I'm sure she'll be lost without you. There's...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharon Finlinson - Prospect, KY

“Jan, so sorry about your dad. He was very special to our family. I have lots of memories when we were young. Friends forever. Teresa...... ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Bennett - KY

“Thank you Sir for your service to our country! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Phelps - Prospect, KY

“Jan, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.I remember well growing up next door to each other.Also the vacation in Daytona.I loved...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Tunstill

“Jan, I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Boling

“sorry for your loss ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Pamella Parsons - Dunmor, KY

“Jan, Brent, & Family,So sorry to hear about your father's death. I know how special Howard was to you & your family. He was a special person and...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dianne Grace - Greenville, KY


GREENVILLE – Howard Davis Covington, age 93 died Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Mr. Covington was born December 30, 1923 in Greenville and was a member of Greenville Church of Christ. He served on the USS Colorado Battleship during World War II, engaging in many battles at sea. He was a retired coal miner and owner and operator of Pond Creek Coal Company and C&R Coal Company. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Harrison Covington and second wife Anna Reid Covington, brothers James Covington, Gilbert Covington and a stepson John Reid.

He is survived by his wife Mary Covington, daughter Jan (Brent) Yonts of Greenville; step children Tony (Susie) Reid of Jeffersonville, IN, and Mark (Amy) Driskill of Greenville, Susan (Mike) Goldston of Central City; grandchildren Emily (Chris) Sparks of New Orleans, LA, Ellen (Dave) Suetholz of Eminence, KY, Harrison Yonts of Hermitage, TN; Step-grandson Sam (Allison) Reid of Jeffersonville, IN; Tommy(Megan)Reid Of Louisville, step-grandchildren Ryan Driskill, Sydnie Driskill, Alex Goldston, Aaron Faith; step-granddaughter Kathy (Eddie) Hunt; great-grandchildren Colson Sparks, Cooper Sparks, Fiona Suetholz, Phoebe Suetholz; step great-grandchildren Charlie and Bennett Reid, and Isobella, Nathaniel, Abigail, and Jonathan Hunt; brother Lester (Rosemary) Covington of Lillian AL, Leonard (Betty) Covington, sisters Ruth Ann Peacock of Springfield, MO and Mae Belle Gifford of London, KY.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City with Bro. Tommy Stovall and Mr. Johnny Kelton officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery. Visitation will be Monday after 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers make contributions to the Coal Miners Monument c\o Muhlenberg County Judge Excutive 100 S. Main St. Greenville KY 42345