Lavon Avis White, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
She was born March 9, 1931, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of William and Avis (Owsley) Crowley.
Lavon was a 1948 graduate of Henryville High School. She attended Clarksburg Covenant Church. She married T.J. White Oct. 10, 1952 in Austin, Indiana and he preceded her in death March 11, 1984.
Lavon and T.J. owned and operated KFC franchises in Lawrenceburg, Batesville, Greensburg, Connersville, Rushville and Harrison, Ohio. She retired in 1993. Lavon was dedicated to her family; she loved country music, was an avid Pacers fan and never missed an Andy Griffith episode.
Survivors include her daughters, Janey (Rick) Lewis, of Batesville, Geri Schweinhart, of Greensburg; son, Tom (Karen) White, of Batesville; sisters, Gerry McIntosh, of West Harrison, Margaret Young, of Rushville; grandchildren, Aaron (Brittany) Lewis, Shannon (Donald) Powers, Chris Schweinhart, Kari Schweinhart, Kali Moffett, Thom Jr. (Megan) White, Lindsey (Kris) Hortemiller, Molly White; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Evelyn Stotts.
A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Rev. Peter Casalino officiating.
Burial services will take place at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Henryville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association.
Online condolences may be made to the family at gilliland-howe.com