Edna Howerton Smallwood
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Lavela Howerton Smallwood, 79, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Aug.
10, 2008, at Maple Ridge Care Centre.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at
Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home.
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United
Burial will follow in Bower-Templeman Cemetery,
rural Logan County.
She was a caregiver to many and a foster
grandparent for several years.
She was born April 13, 1929, in Ben Franklin,
Texas, to the late Wilton Lee Dickson and Mary
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Jayn
Howerton-Griswold (and husband Geoffrey J. Griswold)
of Lockport; one son, Scott L. (and wife Debbie)
Howerton of Cadet, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Carol Ann
Howerton of Decatur; and three grandchildren, Sheri
Michelle Howerton, Christina Ann Howerton and Bruce
Michael Howerton Jr., all of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by her first husband;
two sons, Bruce M. Howerton Sr. and Steve Robert
Howerton; and her siblings, Gervis Ousley, Jodi Mae
Hicks, Maggie Ousley and Sidney Dickson.
She was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in
She cherished her grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
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