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Howard Clifton Lavender
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1885
Death: Feb. 18, 1960
Mississippi, USA

In 1932 Howard and Maime 'Pearl' opened their hearts and their home in Charleston, Mississippi, to rear Luther 'Warren' 'Sonny' Lawson after his mother died when Sonny was only 3. Warren was the son of
Wilbur (Epps) (1910-1932) and
Luther Curtis Lawson, who was the son of
Rosa Lee (Sheley) Lawson, the sister of
Pearl.

Three must be the most difficult age for anyone to suffer the death of his mother, not being able to understand what had happened or why his mother does not come when he calls out to her; it must have been a real challenge to take in a toddler under that situation.

Howard and Pearl reared Sonny until he was 12 or 13, when he went to St Louis where his father was living and later went to work in the family business, Lawson Bros Flooring Co.

Their daughter, Eloise taught grade school and lived with her parents for much of her adult life, before she married later in her life. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Pearl Sheley Lavender (1887 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Jannie Louise Lavender (1907 - 1912)*
  Eloise L. Lavender Burns (1913 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Charleston Cemetery
Charleston
Tallahatchie County
Mississippi, USA
 
Maintained by: Gramma
Originally Created by: Forever loved: Beatrice
Record added: Apr 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26111948
Howard Clifton Lavender
Added by: Mimosa
 
Howard Clifton Lavender
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Added by: Donald Gordon Dalrymple
 
 
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Happy belated birthday, Howard. Enjoy the day in Heaven with Pearl and the angels.
- MBB
 Added: Oct. 8, 2008
God bless.
- MBB
 Added: Apr. 18, 2008
 
 
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