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Matthew James Howard
April 20, 2001 - September 1, 2020

Matthew James “Matt Matt” Howard of Trumann departed this life on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the family residence at the age of 19 years, 4 months and 12 days.  He was born Friday, April 20, 2001 in Jonesboro, AR and lived his lifetime in Trumann.  Matthew was a 2019 graduate of Trumann High School and a freshman at ASU in Marked Tree.  Matthew loved to play video games, and take pictures.  He had a heart of gold and loved to help anyone in need and attended Calvary Pentecostal Church. He is survived by his parents,  Jim and Tammy Howard of the home; his grandpa, John "Papa" Howard; one sister, Natasha (Casey) Owens of Trumann; two brothers, Jerry (Kim) Hedge of Trumann, and Dakota (Hailey)  Howard of Bono; and 6 nephews. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann.  A Celebration of Life will follow in the chapel of Thompson Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Mincy officiating.  Burial will follow in Bolivar Cemetery in Harrisburg, AR.         Pallbearers will be Jerry Hedge, Dakota Howard, Casey Owens, Caleb Speaks, Nathanial Sawyer, Michael Smith, Cody Jones and Austin Compton.       In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing will be required along with face masks and the signing of a COVID-19 form will be require. Online guest book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.     

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September 5, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

September 5, 2020
01:00 PM

Thompson Funeral Home Chapel
220 Viva Drive
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Renee TOLBERT , Trumann Arkansas says

    Him and my son was in high school together and they was very close

  2. tammy howard, Trumann says

    fly high,son. mommy will miss you more than words can say. you will always be in my heart. love you to the moon and back.

  3. Shelly and Roger Bondy, East Grand Forks MN says

    We cannot be here in person, however our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fly with the Angels Matthew. God Bless You.

  4. Nathan Cook, Trumann, Ar says

    Sending prayers ????

  5. Mildred Smith, Lepanto says

    So sorry for your loss I only met him a couple of times but he was always sweet and had a smile

  6. Jane Hutta, HOLLAND says

    So very sorry for your loss. I pray that you find peace and comfort in God's promise. Sincerely, aunt Jane and Uncle Joe

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