Delilah Jean Howard, 70, of Galax, Va., passed away Feb. 7, 2023, at Twin County Regional Hospital. She was born in Pulaski, Va., on Oct. 13, 1952, to Horace Buford and Martha Geneva Horne Gardner.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney R. Howard of Galax, Va; brothers and sister-in-law Buford Leroy and Debbie Gardner of Woodlawn, Va., and James Hick Gardner of Fancy Gap, Va; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Feb. 10, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the New Harvest Christian Worship Center. Burial will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until time for the funeral service at the New Harvest Christian Worship Center.

Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.