Published: February 22, 2013
Constance Howell Dodson of Cabot, Arkansas passed away January 21, 2013 at the age of 88. Constance was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas on April 15, 1924. She was a member of the Cabot United Methodist church, where, as a young mother, she enjoyed helping create unique educational activities for children in Vacation Bible School.
Constance was an active member of the Parent-Teacher Association and helped establish one of the earlier clothes closets for underprivileged children in the Cabot school system. Her personal interests include literature, music and art. She and her husband were vibrant participants in a number of fine art activities that served to enrich their community.
Constance is predeceased by her father, David Howell, her mother, Etta Lane Johnston, her husband, Lamar Barnwell Dodson, her brother, David R. Howell, sisters, Sarah Jane Harper and Gloria Jean Hendricks. She is survived by her sister, Joyce Smith of La Mirada, California, three children, Deborah Dodson, Brent Dodson, and Jo Claire Dodson of Cabot, and many beloved nieces and nephews.\
Service and interment was Friday, February 1, 2013 at Mount Carmel cemetery, Cabot, Arkansas under the direction of Griffin Leggett-Rest-Hills Funeral Home. Officiating was Ms. Madeline Floyd, Stephen Minister with the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. Memorials may be made to Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, Little Rock, Arkansas; the Cabot United Methodist Church, Cabot, Arkansas; or The Carmelite Monastery, 7201 West 32nd Street, Little Rock 72204.