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Natalie Irma (Stratton) Howard

June 5, 2017

Natalie Howard, Tiger, Georgia


June 5, 2017


Natalie Irma Stratton Howard, 84 of Tiger, Georgia, passed Monday, June 5, 2017, in her home. Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1933, Natalie married Johnny V. Howard in 1952 in East Point Georgia. Although Natalie’s degree from Agnes Scott College was in chemistry, she chose to study architecture while her children were young. The hobby soon became a growing business which encouraged her husband, Johnny Howard, now deceased, to leave his job with a major appliance firm to become her business partner.

In 1966 the Howard family with their three small children moved from Atlanta to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.


She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Johnny V. Howard, and one son, Scott N. Howard. Natalie is survived by her sister Addalie Funderburke of Hickory, North Carolina; Cindy Howard of Murrieta, California; Bradford Howard of Canton, Georgia.  Brad's wife, Paula Byrd Howard and their three sons, Chad M. Howard (Erika), Chase M. Howard (Jessica) along with great-granddaughter, Haley; and Chance N. Howard.


Moving to beautiful Rabun County at Christmastime in 1966 began the happiest years for their young family. They started their house plan business, Custom Home Plans, Inc. with Johnny, as President and General Manager and Natalie as the designer of home plans. The mail order plan business allowed them the chance to live in this peaceful location for the past 51 years.


We invite Natalie’s friends to join her family for a celebration of her life at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Beck's Funeral Home located at 898 Highway 441 South, Clayton, Georgia 30525 for coffee.

No flowers needed, if you would like to remember Natalie with a donation, please give to your favorite charity on her behalf.


Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at

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