Phillip Marion Howard, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Phillip enjoyed going camping and had a passion for cars. He was a devoted husband, father, brother and grandfather. He was survived by his wife of 25 years of marriage Cleda Howard; sons Phillip L. Howard, and Nicholas Howard; daughter Candace Howard; brothers William Howard and wife Dawn and Joe Howard; sister Cathy Jones and 5 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents DL and Frances Howard; brothers Donald Howard, David Howard, DL “Buster” Howard and Carl Howard; sisters Tempy Humphries and Frances Cagle. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Rocky Grove Baptist Church, 6900 Bridge Creek Road, Tiger, GA, 30576. Interment will follow at Rocky Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Jimmy Howard officiating. The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.