Oleda Givan Smallwood

Oleda Givan Smallwood, 91, of Elizabethtown, died Monday, November 18, 2019 at Helmwood Healthcare. She was a native of Hardin County, a member of Mt. Olive Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and retired from E'town Sportswear. She liked to garden and made beautiful quilts. She was famous for her fried pies and country ham and biscuits. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard "Gene" Smallwood, Sr.; parents, Alfred and Osie Hay Givan; a sister, Opal Smallwood; three brothers, Robert, Marvin, and Harley Givan; and son-in-law, Jerry Lynch. She is survived by her son, Leonard Smallwood, Jr. (Oksana) of Louisville; daughter, Carolyn Lynch of Cecilia; two sisters, Helen Butterworth of Constantine and Georgia Reed of Vertrees; and a step granddaughter, Olga. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday at Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Sutton officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and continues after 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.brownfuneral.com.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Friday, November 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Friday, November 22, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
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