Howard "Matthew"'s Story

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Howard W. "Matthew" Trambaugh, 29, of Elnora, departed this life Friday. He was born in Washington on Aug. 13, 1987, and raised by his mother, Thelma Lou Bryant, and Mark Huff Sr.
Matthew was a member of the Jasper First Christian Church and the Jasper American Legion Post 147. He served on four different tours of duty while in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart while doing so. He was very proud of his service to his country.
Surviving family members include a daughter, Jayden; three sons, Kayden, Alex and Xayden; his father, Mark Huff Sr.; two brothers, Joey Huff and Thomas Telford, both of Elnora; two sisters, Marki Huff of Elnora and Crystal Trambaugh of Shoals.
Matthew is preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Lou Bryant, and maternal grandparents, Elise and Thada Bryant.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon, with Minister Darrell Land officiating. Matthew will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington, with military graveside rites.
Family and friends may call at the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m.
All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 30, 2017
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