Edward “Earl” Howser, 77, of Maryville died Thursday, March 3, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by parents, Earl Howser and Elizabeth Howser; brothers, Frank Howser and Harold Howser; sisters, Margaret Sullivan, Betty Pruitt, and Lorraine Brewer.Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Pamela Howser; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Howser; granddaughters, Sarah Howser and Clara Krupp; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Bonnie Howser and Randell and Jean Howser; sisters, Judy Smith, Mary Mathews, and Elaine Richardson.Funeral service was held Sunday with Rev. Steve Breedlove and Rev. Greg Long officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.