HOWARD — Robert E. “Bob” McCracken of Howard passed away on Dec. 21, 2008. A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 3, at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dr. David A. Baker officiating. Military graveside rites will be provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is handling the funeral arrangements for the McCracken family. Visit www.dilleylasater.com.