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Helen L. Lawson

Helen L. Lawson, 78, Paoli, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at 3 p.m. at her home.
Born March 12, 1934, in English, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Joy Johnson Roll.
She was a retired employee of Essex and a life member of American Legion Post No. 133 at Alton.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, David Lawson, on Oct. 9, 1996; three brothers, Wayne and Harry Roll and John Longest; three sisters, Ruby Dowdle, Nadine Ingle and Marsha Waltz; and a grandson, James Hansel.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Calhoun of English; two sons, Anthony (Tony) Carter of Orleans and Allen Carter of Alton; two sisters, Martha Atkins of Floyds Knobs and Syliva Grubbs of Texas; three brothers, Roy Longest of Marengo, Hershel Longest of Illinois and Richard Longest of New Salisbury; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Saturday, Aug. 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. at McAdams Mortuary in Paoli.
Funeral: Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the mortuary with burial in Mathers Chapel Cemetery at English.

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