LONGTIME LOCAL DENTIST
LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, January 20, at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Dr. Billy S. Howard, DDS, 84, of Lebanon.
Dr. Howard died Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Elmcroft of Lebanon following an extended illness. The son of the late Dr. Maurice Stone Howard, DDS and Freda Henning Howard, he maintained a local dental practice for some 43 years before retiring in 1994.
Dr. Howard attended Junior College at Castle Heights Military Academy, earned an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and was a product of the College of Dentistry in Memphis.
There have been a few thorns along the way, but working at Moss’s lower Shop and Seed Company has been mostly rosy for Brenda and Hale Moss.
Moss’ — started by Charles and Johnny Moss (who at 81 years old still comes to work three days a week) in 1952 — has been a part of Brenda’s life since 1977 when she opened the flower store inside the shop. Prior to 1977 Moss’ operated as a farm supply company but as Mt. Juliet became more suburban Moss’ inventory and services evolved to fit the needs of the community.