Mr. Lawson died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011.
Born March 8, 1955, in Stephens County, he was the son of the late Lloyd W. and Sara Jewell Defoor Lawson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a brother, Jerry Lawson.
Mr. Lawson was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and served on the Building and Grounds Committee. He was a retired truck driver for Ultra Caskets. Howard was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who enjoyed helping others.
Surviving are his wife, Jenny Littleton Lawson of the home, daughter and son-in-law, Connie Lawson Payne and husband Chuck of Toccoa; sons, Christopher Lloyd Lawson and Chad Lee Lawson, both of Mt. Airy; sister and brother-in-law, Jois Lawson DeMore and husband Eddie; brother, LeRoy W. Lawson of Turnerville; and grandchildren, Conner and Caraigh Payne.
Memorials may be made to Bailey House, P.O. Box 1330, Clarkesville, GA 30523.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia was in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
December 7, 2011