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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 4, 2007
ALTON LILLARD LAWSON
Alton Lillard Lawson, 85, of Stanardsville died Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1922, in Greene County and was the son of the late Andrew T. Lawson and Berter T. Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a member of Mount Vernon Methodist Church and was an Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Lawson is survived by his wife of 57 years, Glenice Haney Lawson of Stanardsville; one daughter, Gloria Lawson Lohr of Brightwood; one son, Thomas Ross Lawson of Ruckersville; seven grandchildren, James Wayland Lohr, Travis Matthew Lohr, Megan Alaina Lohr, Ashley Linn Lohr, Jessica Lawson Critzer, Jeremy Andrew Lawson and Christopher Thomas Lawson; three great-grandchildren, Maxwell Wayland Lohr, Bodie Matthew Lohr and Hannah Riley Critzer; one brother, Haywood J. Lawson; and one sister, Maxine L. Moon. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Gail Diane Lawson; three brothers, Carroll T. Lawson, Campbell D. Lawson and Hiram L. Lawson. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, October 5, 2007, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison conducted by the Reverend Valerie Ritter with interment in the Holy Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2007, at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Piedmont who showed such caring and dedication. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22903 or the Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, VA 22973.

The Waynesboro News Virginian, VA, Thu, Dec. 4, 1958
AMANDA CATHERINE LAWSON
MRS. AMANDA LAWSON - Mrs. Amanda (Maggie) Catherine Lawson, 1229 North Ave., city, was dead on arrival at the Waynesboro Community Hospital at 7:30 p. m. yesterday. Born in Albemarle County, Mrs. Lawson was a daughter of the late Joseph and Christine Herron Shiflett. She was the widow of Jessie Lawson and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, John Lawson, Waynesboro, and Joe Lawson, Route 2, Staunton; one brother, Edward Shiflett, Port Republic; one daughter, Mrs. William M. (Mildred) Painter, Waynesboro; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Body will remain at the Etter Funeral Home. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday in the Chapel of the Etter Funeral Home by Dr. Howard H. Gordon. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Howard Lawson, Berle Painter, William Painter Jr., Samuel Lawson, and Charles Painter. Honorary bearers will be William Madison, Harvey Glass, Charlie Morris, N. M. Nicely, Frank Dooms, and Peyton Lawson. NOTE: The Edward Shiflett in this obit is actually Edmund Alexander Herring.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 23, 2002
AMANDA VIRGINIA WATSON LAWSON
Amanda Virginia Watson Lawson, 78, of Stanardsville, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at Evergreene Meadows Home in Stanardsville. Born Feb. 8, 1924, in Barboursville, she was the daughter of the late Robert Lewis Watson and the late Hattie Gibson Watson. Her husband was the late Hiram Leake Lawson. Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Ruckersville Baptist Church and a retired nursing assistant. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen Mead of Charlottesville, and Betty Sue Daniel of Madison; one son, Robert Lawson and his wife, Barbara, of Winterville, N.C.; one brother Edgar Watson of Keswick; three sisters Comora Herndon of Barboursville, Ellen Eubank of Gordonsville, and Gertrude Roberts of Somerset; and five grandchildren, Barbara Yelverton of Richmond, Brandie Mead of Charlotte, Michael John Mead of Charlottesville, Jackie Daniel of Nokesville, and Valerie Daniel of Garner, N.C. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning in the Ruckersville Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Charles Stacy. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at Preddy Funeral Chapel in Madison. The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Evergreene Meadows for the loving and tender care that was provided during her extended stay. The staff is truly angels among us. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation Inc., 500 E. Westfield Rd., Charlottesville, Va. 22901.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Feb. 17, 1978
ARTHUR WILLIAM LAWSON
DANVILLE - Arthur William Lawson, 60, of 246 Bellaire Dr., Danville died Thursday at Memorial Hospital in Danville. He had been in failing health four years. Mr. Lawson was born Feb. 15, 1918 in Greene County and was a son of the late George Robert and Molly Shifflett Lawson. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Samuels; three daughters, Betty Latchum and Judy Royster, both of Danville, and Patsy Selfe of Grottoes; a son, Alton Lawson of Luray; a sister, Mary Lou Barton of Grottoes; two brothers, Payton Lawson of Elkton and Jack Lawson of Harrisonburg, and 11 grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the Swicegood Funeral Home in Danville by the Rev. Walter C. Mauldin and the Rev. Carlos Lewis. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at the Lawson home at any time.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Aug. 11, 2004
BARBARA ANN LAWSON
Barbara Ann Nunley Lawson, 54, of Winterville, NC, formerly of Charlottesville, died on Monday, August 9, 2004 in the Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. Born December 28, 1949 in Charlottesville she was the daughter of the late Lou Nunley and Ruth Woody Nunley. Barbara was a homemaker and a member of Maple Grove Christian Church. Surviving are her husband, Robert Lawson of Winterville, NC; a sister, Jane Riddle and her husband, Jimmy, of Charlottesville; two nephews, Steve Riddle and his wife, Sandra, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kevin Riddle and his wife, Jan, and children, Hayley and Brandon, of Okinawa, Japan. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 12, 2004 in the Monticello Memory Gardens with the Mr. Roger Browning officiating. The family will receive friends at Hill and Wood Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 11, 2004 from 7:00 ? 8:00 pm. The family suggests that any desired memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jan. 4, 1971
BESSIE FRANCES LAWSON
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Bessie Frances Lawson, 90, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leona Lawson in Dyke. She was born April 16, 1880, in Rockingham County, daughter of the late George and Melinda Boucher Lawson. Her husband was the late George A. Lawson. Survivors are a son, Ernest Lawson of Springfield; a stepson, Jesse Lawson of Baltimore; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Lawson, of Dyke and Mrs. Lannie Raines of Geer; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Roy Staples of Monroe and Mrs. Addie Moore of Bristol; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Davis of Swift Run and Mrs. Lucy Shifflett of Keyston; 18 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church with burial in the Mitchell Davis Cemetery in Geer. Ryan Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Oct. 21, 2004
BURLIN EDWARD LAWSON
Burlin Edward Lawson, 81, of Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at MontVue Nursing Home in Luray. Mr. Lawson was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late Thurston and Alice Mitchell Lawson. He was a member of Fellowship United Methodist Church near Lacey Spring and was employed at Owens Brockway from 1964-1992. On June 14, 1952 he married the former Nellie Emswiler, who preceded him in death Jan. 27, 1991. He is survived by two sisters, Helen ... [rest of obit missing]

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jun. 19, 2007
CALVIN JOSEPH LAWSON
Calvin Joseph Lawson, age 61, of Shenandoah, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, near Elkton. Mr. Lawson was born July 16, 1945, in Harrisonburg, and was the son of Marie Blanch (Lam) Lawson of Elkton and the late Peyton Joe Lawson. Mr. Lawson attended Elkton High School and was a lifetime resident of the area. In his earlier years, he attended the Upper Room Church near Elkton. His occupation was a pipefitter and welder. He was a member of the Skyline Eagles No. 4393 in Elkton, where he served as trustee and was also a member of the Shenandoah Moose Lodge No. 2176. Other than his mother, survivors include his companion, Debbie Stepp of Shenandoah; three sons, Arron Scott Lawson and companion, Tina, of Elkton, Troy Scott Lawson and wife, Brandi, of Shenandoah, Shannon William Dodson and wife, Angel, of Elkton; three daughters, Sherry Lynn Morris and husband, Woody, of Elkton, Kandi Michelle Kite and husband, Larry, of Elkton, Amber Tina Appledorn and husband, Ed, of Fountain, Mich.; one brother, Deryle Peyton Lawson and wife, Donna, of Elkton; nine grandchildren, Peyton Lawson, Joseph Lawson, Bambi Lawson, Chassy Lawson, Kimber Lawson, Brittany Lawson, Whitney Kite, April Dodson, Brice Dodson. The Rev. Larry Hensley will conduct a graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Feb. 25, 2001
CAMPBELL DAVID LAWSON
Campbell David Lawson, 85, of Ruckersville, passed away Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Greene County, a son of the late Andrew T. and Berter Turner Lawson. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll T. Lawson and Hiram L. Lawson. He is survived by a sister, Maxine L. Moon of Ruckersville; two brothers, Alton L. Lawson and Haywood J. Lawson, both of Ruckersville; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Lawson was a member of Paran United Methodist Church. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque, with interment in the Ruckersville Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Nuckols will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. The family suggests memorial contributions be given in his name to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Jan. 5, 2004
CARROL EUGENE LAWSON
Carroll Eugene "Jack" Lawson, 65, of Elkton, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004. Mr. Lawson was born Sept. 10, 1938, in Elkton, and was a son of the late Elmer Clarence and Mamie Williams Lawson. He lived in the Elkton area his entire life and graduated from Elkton High School in 1956. He was a carpenter before retiring. Surviving are his wife, Mae Keyser Lawson, whom he married Jan. 31, 1959; two daughters, Diane Watson of Port Republic and Carolyn Faye Lawson of Elkton; a brother, Elmer C. Lawson Jr. of Shenandoah; two sisters, Charlotte Conley and Peggy Dean, both of Elkton; and one granddaughter. The Rev. Harold Webster will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Lawson home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Va. 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 2, 2001
CHAMP J. LAWSON SR.
Champ Jackson Lawson, Sr., 79, of Earlysville, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 at a local hospital. Born April 16, 1922 in Rockingham County, he was the son of the late Ashby and Lissie Powell Lawson. He was also preceded in death by his son, Champ J. Lawson Jr., who was killed in Vietnam. He served in the Marine Corp during World War II, was a member of VFW No. 2044, Champ J. Lawson Jr. Post. He belonged to Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, was an honorary member of Earlysville Volunteer Fire Dept., and a charter member of Earlysville Puritan Club. He was a retired owner of Hill Top Grocery. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Lawson; a daughter, Peggy Lawson Wharam and her husband, William; four grandchildren, Christopher W. Wharam, Champ Lawson III and his wife Beverly; Mark Jackson Wharam and his wife, Angela, and Mitchell W. Wharam; four great-grandchildren, Jason and Eric Lawson and Allyson and Emily Wharam all of Earlysville; and a number of nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church of Earlysville with Pastor David Washburn officiating, assisted by associate Pastor Burt Young. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make contributions to either Earlysville Volunteer Fire Dept., 281 Reas Ford Rd., Earlysville, Va. 22936; VFW Post No. 2044, c/o Everett Huff, 877 Buck Mtn. Rd., Earlysville, Va. 22936; John Jane Brain Injury Center, 401 East High Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902; or Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, 550 Buck Mtn. Rd. Earlysville, Va. 22936. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. McConnell, Richard "Sunny" Jahn and the staff at Martha Jefferson Hospital for the loving care shown. As well as a sincere thank you to John Sweeney. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 20, 2007
CHARLES EDWARD LAWSON
Charles "Schnoochie" Edward Lawson, 58, of Unionville, Virginia passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2007. Charles was born in Rockingham County to the late Joseph and Mamie Samuels Lawson and had two deceased brothers, Ronnie and Malcolm Lawson. Charles was a member of the Day Starr Worship Center in Gordonsville, Virginia. Charles is survived by his son, Christopher Lawson, and his daughter, Charlie Beth Lawson, along with their mother, Susan Breeden, all of Unionville; two brothers, George Lawson of Charlottesville and Bill Lawson of Barboursville; five sisters, Carolyn Stotler, a devoted sister with whom he resided in Unionville, Diane Wolfrey of Charlottesville, Sandra Watson of Orange, Crystal Rose and Patsy Brown, both of Barboursville; two devoted friends, Donald Ray Yount and Jack Vaughan. Family night will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at the Preddy Funeral Home of Orange. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at the Preddy Funeral Home. The Reverend Jeff Shifflett will officiate the service with interment to follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Nov. 7, 2008
CURTIS DOVE LAWSON
Curtis Dove Lawson, 85, of 16813 East Spring Avenue in Elkton, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. Curtis was born in Elkton on Nov. 24, 1922, and was a son of the late Arthur and Annie Morris Lawson. Curtis graduated from Elkton High School and was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton and the Junior Order of United American Mechanics Lodge No. 149. He was employed by Hensley’s Sales and Service, Sheets Chevrolet and Dick Myers Chevrolet, all in Elkton, for a total of 54 years before retiring. He was a gardener, woodworker and cabinet maker. On Aug. 20, 1944, he married his beloved wife of 64 years, Shirley Funkhouser Lawson, who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jerry Lee Lawson and wife, Mary, of Pryor, Okla., and Brent Eugene Lawson and wife, Vickie, of Aurora, Mo.; six grandchildren, Rebecca, Timmy, Libby, Tanya, Rachel and Matthew; and three great-granddaughters, Bailee, Isabella and Mary Beth. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Lawson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton with Pastor Patricia Riggs officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends this evening (Friday) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton or anytime at the family home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to RMH Hospice, 235 Cantrell Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or EUMC Children’s Department, 513 E. Spotswood Ave., Elkton, VA 22827. Condolences may be made at www.kygers.com.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Nov. 21, 1992
DELLA LEE LAWSON
The funeral for Della Lee Lawson, 73, of Route 3, Elkton, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Beldor Mennonite Church. The Rev. Robert G. Wenger will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Lawson family cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died Nov. 19, 1992, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, where she had been a patient since Saturday. She had not been In good health since January. She was born May 6, 1919, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Gaines Morris and Icie Shifflett Morris. She Lived her entire life in the Elkton community and was a homemaker. On Aug. 11, 1937, she married Ott K. Lawson, who died June 28, 1980. Surviving are seven children, Kathleen Morris and Howard Lawson, both of Stanardsville, Leo and Randolph Lawson and Brenda Shifflett, all of Elkton, Leis Hinkle of Keezletown and Eula Kingree of Mount Crawford; 26 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. The family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. Friends may call at the home of Brenda Shifflett at any time.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, Sep. 26, 2009
DIANE LYNN LAWSON HELMICK
Diane Lynn Lawson Helmick, 48, of Harrisonburg, and formerly of Elkton, passed away Sept. 24, 2009, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Helmick was born Aug. 24, 1961, in Harrisonburg, and was the daughter of the late Otis Wilson and Janice Shifflett Lawson. She grew up in Elkton and attended the Elkton Church of God and was a homemaker. Diane is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Helmick of Harrisonburg; a son, Brandon Lawson of Elkton; five brothers, Ronnie Lawson, Ricky Lawson, both of Elkton, Gary Lawson Sr. and wife, Tammy, of Waynesboro, Michael Lawson and wife, Tammy, of Broadway, and Jeremy Lawson and wife, Melissa, of Elkton; two sisters, Aileen Moubray and husband, Dave, Sharon Good and husband, Gene, all of Elkton; a companion, Jack Pennington of Harrisonburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a companion, David Cole. Pastor Sam Sponaugle will conduct a memorial service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at the Elkton Church of God. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church and at the home of her sister, Aileen Moubray, at any time. Arrangements are by Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kygers.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Mar. 31, 2006
DIANNE NOLEN LAWSON
Dianne Nolen Lawson, 59, of Charlottesville, died Thursday, March 29, 2006, at her home after courageously battling ovarian cancer for a year. Dianne was born October 9, 1946, in Rockbridge, Colorado and was a daughter of Verlin Groah and Dorothy Roadcap Groah of Buena Vista. Dianne was a member of First Brethren Church, Buena Vista and was employed by Spring for 39 years. In addition to her parents, Dianne is survived by her husband, David F. Lawson of Charlottesville; two daughters, Joy Spence Elliott of Newport News and Taryn Spence Harrison of Charlottesville; two stepsons, Chris Lawson of Greene County and Eric Lawson of Fluvanna; two sisters, Johnna Smith of Buena Vista and Bonnie Berkstresser of Lynchburg; one brother, Danny Groah of New York, and one granddaughter, Hannah Elliott. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2006, at First Brethren Church with the Rev. Christian Becker and the Rev. Lester Kennedy officiating. Burial will follow in the Green Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund at the First Brethren Church to benefit the youth. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Bolling, Grose and Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jul. 23, 2003
EARLY LAWSON
Early Lawson, 85, of Barboursville passed away July 21, 2003 in Charlottesville. He was born September 2, 1917 in Greene County, a son of the late, Gaines and Sally Ann Davis Lawson. He is survived by two daughters, Janet McSwingan of Park Hill, Ky. and Beverly Bibb of Charlottesville. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Holly Memorial Gardens. A special thanks to Sharon Allen for her care and Kindess. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottewsville, VA, Tue, Jan. 20. 2009
EDWIN RODGER LAWSON
Edwin Rodger Lawson, 66, of Charlottesville, died Sunday, January 18, 2009, at home. He was born February 12, 1942, in Charlottesville, the son of the late Edward Ray Lawson and Ella Jane Frazier Lawson Martin. Edwin was an Architect. Surviving him are two sons, C. Scott Lawson of Charlottesville and Mark A. Lawson of Richmond; four grandchildren, Keeghan W. Lawson, Quincy C. Martin, Samuel E. Lawson, and Virginia M. Lawson; and two sisters, Jeanne Lawson McCoy of Horse Shoe, North Carolina, and Judith Lawson Broome of Essex, Massachusetts. A graveside funeral service will be held 12 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009, at the Riverview Cemetery with the Reverend Rudy Ramsey officiating. Friends may sign the guest book at www.hillandwood.com

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Thu, Aug. 24, 1978
EFFIE MARIE [LAWSON] FROOD
Frood Funeral
Effie Marie Frood, 70, of Detroit and formerly of Rockingham County, died Tuesday in Detroit. She was born Sept. 5, 1907 at Beldor and was a daughter of the late John B. and Carrie Herring Lawson. Mrs. Frood was a retired nurses' aid. Her husband, Robert A. Frood, died in 1961. Surviving are two sons, William R. and Ellwood McDorman, both of North Lima, Ohio; two daughters, Ruby Marshall, Garden City, Mich, and Florence K. Hnott of Pontiac, Mich.; one brother, John H. Lawson of McGaheysville; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held 3 p.m. Friday at the W. H. Kyger Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. The body will arrive tonight at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Friday.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Oct. 16, 2013
ELEANOR BERTHA ROBERTS LAWSON
Eleanor Bertha Lawson, 80, of Ruckersville, formerly of Earlysville, died Monday, October 14, 2013, in a local hospital surrounded by her loving children. Born in Greene County, on April 1, 1933, she was the daughter of the late John Wesley Roberts and Nettie Shifflett Roberts. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Joseph Lawson Sr.; and a son, Ronnie Lawson. She is survived by her two daughters, Tracy Wyant and her husband, Marcus of Earlysville, and June Butler and her husband, Johnny of Stanardsville: three sons, Ralph Grant and his wife, Wanda of Scottsville, Donnie Lawson of Scottsville, and Charles Joseph Lawson Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Earlysville; a sister, Arvenie Shifflett of Charlottesville; two brothers, Wilmer Roberts of Wytheville, and George Roberts of Stanardsville; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren; and three special friends, Joyce and Kenas Shifflett, and Eleanor June Morris. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Teague Chapel with the Reverend C. C. Kurtz officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013, at the Teague Funeral Home. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Dec. 21, 1967
ELIZABETH DAVIS LAWSON
Mrs. William Lawson
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Lawson died Monday, December 18, 1967, in the Orange -Gordonsville Hospital. She was 82. Native of Greene County, she was born August 29, 1885, daughter of the late Jack and Julie Lawson Davis. She was the widow of William Mahone Lawson. Survivors are three sons, Mike Lawson of Orange, Albert J. Lawson of Gordonsville, and Hugh E. Lawson of Greensboro, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Bernice L. Crismond of Culpepr, Mrs. Cleo L. Hughes of San Diego, Cal., Mrs. Doris L. Hoffman of Gordonsville, and Mrs. Ann Lawson of Baltimore, Md.; two brothers, Howard Davis of Lorton and Sol Davis of Charlottesville; a sister, Mrs. Frank J. Marsh of Charlottesville; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held today, Thursday at two o'clock graveside in Maplewood Cemetery, Gordonsville.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 13, 2002
ELLA JANE FRAZIER LAWSON MARTIN
Ella Jane Frazier Lawson Martin, 82, of Charlottesville and Essex, Mass., died on Jan. 10, 2002, in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C. She was born in Earlysville, April 16, 1919, to Carrie Cleveland Branham Frazier and James William Frazier, both Virginians, and lived in the Charlottesville area until 1997. She is survived by her three children, Jeanne Lawson McCoy of Horse Shoe, N.C., Edwin Rodger Lawson, of Charlottesville, and Judith Carroll Lawson, of Essex, Mass.; by six grandchildren, Kevin Barley McCoy of Horse Shoe, N.C., Katherine Bonnie McCoy Morris of Holly Springs, N.C., Colin Scott Lawson, of Palmyra, Mark Andrew Lawson of Richmond, Joshua Michael Friedman of Salem, Mass., and Laren Beth-Margaret Friedman of New York City; by four great-grandchildren, Ella Nicole McCoy of Horse Shoe, N.C., Makaela Grace Morris of Holly Springs, N.C., Keeghan Wyatt Lawson of Palmyra, and Samuel Eric Lawson of Richmond; seven nieces and nephews; and a first cousin, all of Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. A grandson, Kenneth Bradley McCoy, of Horse Shoe, N.C., preceded her in death. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. today at Hill & Wood Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in Charlottesville at the Hill & Wood Funeral Home, with interment at Holly Memorial Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Oct. 16, 2005
ELLA LAWSON TAYLOR
Ella Lawson Taylor, our precious little angel was taken from us on Oct. 13, 2005, daughter, of Sharon Lawson and Daniel Taylor, of Stanardsville. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents; Garland and Debbie Lawson, and Juanita and Paul Lowe; paternal grandparents, Waltine and Guy Maupin, and Cecil and Cynthia Taylor; Aunts, Shea Lawson and Brittany Lowe; Uncles, Andy Lowe and Ritchie Taylor, and his wife, Davra; and special cousins, Olivia and Alyssa Taylor. "Sweet Dreams My Angel" Go to sleep my angel and dream Of heavenly places and heavenly faces You shall be missed, my angel but rest in peace Don't fret my angel you are safe He will take care of you and will always be with you So sleep now angel and We will all be with you soon When you wake up you'll know that Your dreams have come true A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Oct. 17, 2005, at Holly Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. James Woods officiating. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Feb. 7, 1977
ELLIS HUGH LAWSON
Ellis Hugh Lawson, 60, died yesterday in a Harrisonburg hospital. He was born in Greene County, son of the late Joseph Angus Lawson and Minnie Knight Lawson. He is survived by his wife; Nancy Cook Lawson of Keezletown, Va., two daughters; Glenda Morris of Charlottesville and Patricia Morris of Alexandria, three sons; Ellis Lawson, Jr., of Westminister, Maryland, Michael Lawson and Steve Lawson both of Keezletown, one step-daughter; Rita Baber of Keezletown, five sisters; Nora Lawson of Rochester, New Hampshire, Nettie Morris, Lorene Morris and Lucille Hearne all of Charlottesville, Maxine Patterson of Earlysville, two grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War II. Funeral arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Feb. 8, 1977
ELLIS HUGH LAWSON
Funeral services for Elis Hugh Lawson, age 60 of Keezletown will be 2 p.m. tomorrow at Evergreen Church of the Brethren with interment in Mitchell David Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Sep. 2, 2007
ELLIS SLEET LAWSON
Ellis Sleet Lawson, 90, of Ruckersville, died Saturday, September 1, 2007, at his residence. He was born May 16, 1917, in Greene County, and was a son of the late David Gilmer Lawson and Bertha Dean Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a member of the Swift Run Baptist Church of Quinque and was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Mr. Lawson is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Annie Elizabeth Shifflett Lawson of Ruckersville; one daughter, Peggy Lawson Moyers and her husband, Earl, of Stanardsville; a son, David Franklin Lawson of Boyd Tavern; five grandchildren, Christopher John Lawson, Eric Wayne Lawson, David Sleet Moyers, Joy Elliott and Taryn Harrison; six great-grandchildren; and a longtime friends, Randolph Powell. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Annie Elizabeth Powell. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2007, at the Preddy Funeral Home Chapel of Madison, with interment at the Ruckersville Community Cemetery. Pastor James Woods and the Reverend Earl Clore will officiate. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Old Ivy Road, Suite 200, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, May 24, 2008
ELMER C. LAWSON, JR.
Mr. Elmer (Junior) C. Lawson Jr. died on Thursday, May 22, at his home in Shenandoah after battling cancer. He was born on Jan. 17, 1941, to the late Elmer C. and Mayme Williams Lawson of Elkton. On July 15, 1966, he married Betty Shenk who survives. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964. He worked as a sheetmetal mechanic for 30 years. Surviving in addition to his wife, are three children, Timmy Shenk and wife, Robin, Tracey Kendig and husband, Ted, Tammy Good and husband, Eddie, all of Shenandoah; two sisters, Charlotte Conley and husband, Otho Lee, and Peggy Dean, all of Elkton; and eight grandchildren, Heather Shenk of Harrisonburg, Katie Shenk, David and Cody Buracker, Tyreese Kendig, Corey, Tyler, and Joshua Good, all of Shenandoah. Also survived by a special cousin, Max Short and wife, Gloria, of Luray; and a special niece and helper, Pam Shenk of Shenandoah. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carroll Lawson and Lewis Lawson. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, at Lindsey-Kyger Funeral Home in Shenandoah by the Rev. Jimmy Kite. Burial will be in the McAlister Family Cemetery in Shenandoah. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, at the funeral home or at the Lawson home at any time.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Feb. 19, 2009
EULA MAE DOWNEY LAWSON
Eula Mae Downey Lawson, 82, of Elkton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Lawson was born May 4, 1926, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Maynard Downey and Pearl Davis Downey. She was an immaculate housekeeper and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton. On Dec. 22, 1945, she married Henry Avis Lawson, who preceded her in death on June 3, 2003. Survivors include two daughters, JoAnne Lam and husband, Billy, and Alice Faye Lam and husband, Garland, all of Elkton; one grandson, David Ray Lam and wife, Brenda, of Elkton; two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Todd Lam, both of Elkton; two special sisters-in-law, Hazel Downey and Nina Ordway; and a number of nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by brothers, James Downey and Millard Downey, sisters, Helen Bear, Annie Good and Ruth Dean. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Patricia Riggs officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday (tonight) from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the Lawson home at any time. Memorial gifts may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827. Online condolences may be sent to Mrs. Lawson’s family at www.kygers.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 8, 1973
EUNICE MELMA LAWSON RAINES
DYKE - Mrs. Eunice Melma Raines, 38, died Friday at her home at Dyke. A native of Greene County, Mrs. Raines is survived by her husband William Lee Raines. Also surviving is her mother Mrs. Leona Lawson of Dyke; a son, William L. Raines, Jr., of Dyke; three daughters, Mrs. Linda S. Hall and Miss Janice L. Raines of Charlottesville and Miss Deborah A. Raines of Dyke; three brothers, Lawyard Lawson of Dyke, Joe Lawson of Somerset and George Lawson of Geer; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Deane of Somerset, Mrs. Ruby Hall of Dyke and Mrs. Ressie Fox of Charlottesville; and a grandmother, Mrs. Gracie Lawson of Earlysville. Funeral and burial will be private. Ryan-Estes Funeral Home of Stanardsville is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jan. 26, 1992
EVA FRANCES LAWSON DEANE
Eva Frances Lawson Deane, 51, of Keswick died Friday, Jan 24, 1992, in a local hospital. Born in Charlottesville on Feb. 19, 1940, she was a daughter of Leona L. Dawson of Dyke and the late Moses Lee Lawson. In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband Walter L. Deane of Keswick; her children, Joan Deane Wilkerson and Georgia Deane Marks, both of Louisa, W. L. Deane Jr. of Lynhurst and Gary Gene Deane, Craig Allen Deane and Michael Ray Deane, all of Keswick; a sister, Ressie Fox of Greene County; three brothers, Layward Lawson of Dyke, George Lawson of Stanardsville, Lillard Lawson of Simeon; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sisters Ruby Carter and Eunice Raines.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Aug. 21, 2014
EVELYN NORINE LAWSON
Evelyn Norine Lawson, 92, of Elkton, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Harrisonburg Health & Rehabilitation Center. Evelyn was born in Augusta County on March 26, 1922, and was a daughter of the late Lena (Huffer) and Ernest Casiday. For 43 years, she worked for Sancar and Lovingston Manufacturing until her retirement in 1996. She was united in marriage on Jan. 12, 1943, to Ray Virgil Lawson, who preceded her in death on March 19, 1989. Evelyn is survived by three daughters, Betty Lou Berry of Elkton, Carol Ann Dean of McGaheysville and Nancy Faye Lawson of Elkton; a son, Billy Ray Lawson and wife, Pam, of Mullins, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Francis Casiday; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and three nephews. She is preceded in death by a brother, William Casiday, and a sister, Leona Lough. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater with the Rev. Frankie Grimsley officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Harrisonburg. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Legacy Hospice, 17 Parkway Lane, Fishersville, VA 22939. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com .

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 31, 2003
EVERETT EARL LAWSON
Everett Earl Lawson Jr., 72, of Stanardsville, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2003, at his home. He was born September, 26, 1930, in Greene County, a son of the late Everett Earl Lawson Sr., and Lannie Lawson Raines. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Grover Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Shifflett Lawson; a daughter, Jean Ayers and her husband, Thomas; and a son, Greg Lawson and his wife, Suzanne Lawson all of Stanardsville; three grandchildren, Ashley Ayers, Betsy Lawson and Ben Lawson; two sisters, Darlene McGuffin and Sylvia Mallory of Stanardsville. The family suggest memorial contributions be given to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place, Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Jan. 9, 1997
FLOYD ELMER LAWSON
LAWSON, FLOYD ELMER age 88 yrs. of Elkton died 06 Jan 1997 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Born 11 Aug 1908 in Rockingham Co. son of the late David S. & Lula E. Monger Lawson. Married 31 Jan 1942 Lottie Lee Baugher. Daughters, G. Jean Lawson & Patsy J. Meadows both of Elkton. Sons, Kenneth Lee & F. Wayne Lawson both of Elkton. Brother, Lurty E. Lawson of Ruckersville. 4 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. Burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Apr. 8, 2007
FRANCES LAWSON BIRCKHEAD
Frances Lawson Birckhead went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2007, at her home in Earlysville. During her illness, she was supported by her husband, Bobby, as well as her children and numerous family and friends. Born May 21, 1946, in Charlottesville, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Willard Lawson and the late Hazel Odell Lawson. She was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Aubrey Birckhead. Frances is survived by her husband of 41 years, Bobby Birckhead of Earlysville; her daughter, Teresa Dillard and her husband, Mike, of Fluvanna; her son, Bobby Birckhead Jr. of Earlysville; a granddaughter, Ashley Hildebrand and her husband, Ian, of Pennsylvania; a very special granddaughter, Ashley Grooms, whom she thought of as her own daughter; two great-grandchildren, whom she spoke of often, Gaige McKinley Hildebrand and Ysabella Jalyn Hildebrand, both of Pennsylvania; two brothers, Jesse Lawson Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Ruckersville, and Melton Lawson and his wife, Myra, of Earlysville; a very special sister, Norma Davis and her husband, Chris, of Ruckersville; a sister-in-law, Thelma Thurman of Troy; a brother-in-law, R. L. Birckhead of Earlysville; her mother-in-law, Margaret Birckhead of Earlysville; a very special, devoted, family relative and friend, Barbara Hussey of Earlysville; and a host of many relatives and friends. Frances worked for the University of Virginia Health Information Services Department for the past 30 years. Frances was loved by all of whom have had the opportunity to have known her. She loved giving and pleasing others, often putting everyone else before herself. Frances was also a member of the Hi-Horse Cloggers for the past 10 plus years. She truly enjoyed clogging with the club at numerous functions. In fact, many times while having a conversation with Frances, her feet would be clogging. Frances will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a loyal friend to many. A funeral service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the Teague Chapel, with Pastor Buster Payne officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2007, at the Teague Funeral Home. The family would like to express thanks to the staff of the Hospice of the Piedmont, Dr. Gordon Morris and Dr. William Moors. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Dec. 24, 2003
FREDERICK GAINES LAWSON
Frederick Gaines Lawson, 69, of Arrington, passed away on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, in Arrington. He was born on June 23, 1934, a son of the late John and Nora Lawson. He is survived by a son, Fred Scott Lawson and his wife, Paula, of Afton; a grandson, Scott Lawson of New Mexico; two stepgrandchildren, Eden and Darren Fitzgerald; three sisters, Eleanor Murphy and Helen Ogletree of Florida and Elizabeth Sherman of Vermont. Mr. Lawson was a retired Navy veteran. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Mitchell-Davis. Pastor Wendell Lamb will officiate.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Jan. 7, 1971
GEORGE LAWSON
RUCKERSVILLE - George Lawson, 71, a retired farmer, died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital. He was born in Greene County, Jan 21, 1889, son of the late Robert J. and Sallie Ann Lawson Lawson. Surviving are four brothers, Jesse Lawson of Geer, Robert Lawson of Culpeper, Joe Lawson of Orange and Early Lawson of Stanardsville; and four sisters, Mrs. Jurene Douglass of Stanardsville, Mrs. Marie Brennan of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Mary Eppard and Mrs. Onnie Snow of Charlottesville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ryan's Funeral Home in Stanardsville, with burial in the Stanardsville Cemetery.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sun, Jun. 18, 1995
GEORGE STERLING LAWSON
George Sterling Lawson of Stanardsville died Saturday; June 17, 1995 at his home. He was 61. He was born July 2, 1933 in Charlottesville to Leona Lawson of Dyke and the late Mose Lee Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Louise Lawson of Stanardsville; two daughters, Gloria Faye Shifflett of Ruckersville and Sherry Mae Lawson of Stanardsville; two sons, Sterling Lee Lawson of Elkton and George Junior Lawson of Grottoes; sister Ressie L. Fox of Ruckersville; two brothers, Labert Lawson of Dyke and Lillard Lawson of Keswick; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by three sisters; Eunice Raines, Eva Deane and Ruby Carter. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque, with interment in Mitchell-Davis Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Jul. 11, 1997
GEORGE W. LAWSON
George W. Lawson, 71, of Alexandria, formerly of Orange, died Thursday, July 10, 1997 at University of Virginia Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elsie M. Lawson. He was a retired welding instructor for Atlas machine and Iron Works in Centreville, and a US Army veteran having served in World War II. Lawson is survived by one daughter, Penelope J. Salley, of Chesapeake; one son, Douglas Lawson, of Manassas; one sister, Christine Taylor, of Earlysville; and three grandsons, Michael Scheiner and Brian Scheiner, of Chesapeake, and Christopher Lawson, of Manassas. A funeral will be held Saturday, July 12, 1997, at 1 p. m. at Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with interment at Graham Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Kike Hatfield will, officiate. The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8 p. m. at Preddy Funeral Home, Orange.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Nov. 23, 1966
GEORGIA ANNA LAWSON CRAWFORD
ELKTON — Mrs. Georgia Anna Crawford, 67, of Rt. 2, Elkton died early Tuesday morning at her home. She was born May 20, 1899 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of John and Carrie Herring Lawson. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Crawford Sr.; five daughters, Mrs. Grace Brickhouse of Alexandria, Mrs. Ethel Meadows of Washington, D. C, Mrs. Joyce Potter of Rawland, Ky., Mrs. Ruth Pence and Mrs. Lillie Hawkins, both of Elkton; three sons, John E., Lloyd R., and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., all of Elkton; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Hensley of McGaheysville, Mrs. Mamie Collier of Orange, Mrs. May Bailey of Staunton and Mrs. Marie Frood of Michigan; 29 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elkton EUB Church by the Rev. Don Fridinger. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the Brill Funeral Home 7 p.m. today.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 29, 2004
GIVY PEARL LAWSON
Givy Pearl Lawson, 79 of Stanardsville went home be with her Lord and her personal Saviour, Wednesday April 28, 2004 at her son's residence. She was born July 28, 1924 in Stanardsville to the late Kemper and Illa Breeden Eppard. She was preceded in death by her husband H. J. Lawson Jr. She is survived by five sons; Gilmer Lawson and his wife, Faye of Stanardsville, Charles Lawson and his wife, Carolyn of Stuarts Draft, Randall Lawson and his wife, Ann of Stanardsville, Douglas Lawson and his wife, Rose of Quinque and Garland Lawson and his wife, Debbie of Stanardsville, four brothers; Chester Eppard, Leroy Eppard and his wife, Christine and James Eppard of Stanardsville and Hoy Eppard of Earlysville, two sisters; Eula Shelton and Lola Roberts of Stanardsville; 10 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews She was a homemaker that enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to many. A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, April 30, 2004, at the First Bible Baptist Church in Stanardsville, with the Reverend James Wood officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made in her name to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, Va. 22973. Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque, is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA
HANNAH MORRIS LAWSON
Hannah Morris Lawson, 69, of Stanardsville died Monday, Aug. 2, 1993, in a Charlottesville hospital She was born Feb. 21, 1924, in Greene County, daughter of the late Jim and Luelzelia Morris. Her husband was the late Jesse Lawson. She is survived by one daughter, Geraldine L. Roach at Stanardsville; two stepsons, Jesse Lawson, Jr. of Ruckersville and Thurman Lawson of Lynchburg; one brother, George Morris of Earlysville; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Lawson was preceded in death by three sisters, Gracie Raines, Vergie Estes and Sarah Herring; four brothers, William, Homer, Printice and James H, Morris. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Geer Pentecostal Church where Mrs. Lawson will rest from 6 p.m. today until after the service. Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Jun. 5, 2003
HENRY AVIS LAWSON
Henry Avis Lawson, 88, of Elkton, died June 3, 2003, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Lawson was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late George Alfred and Rosie Williams Lawson. He was an operator at Merck and Co. before retiring after 33 years of service and a self-employed carpenter. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church. On Dec. 22, 1945, he married Eula Mae Downey Lawson who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Alice Faye Lam and husband Garland, Joanne Lam and husband Billy, all of Elkton; a sister, Nina Ordway, Staunton; a grandson, David Ray Lam and wife, Brenda, Elkton; and two great-grandsons, Aaron Lam, Todd Lam, both of Elkton. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton. The Rev. Alda Gunn and Rev. Johnny Hensley will conduct the service. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends tonight (Thursday) 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home at Elkton. Friends may also call at the Lawson home at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, Va., 22827.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 12, 2002
HIRAM JACKSON LAWSON, JR.
Hiram Jackson Lawson Jr., 79, of Stanardsville passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2002, at a Charlottesville hospital. He was a born Feb. 19, 1922, in Stanardsville, a son of the late Hiram J. and Carrie Powell Lawson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Hubert Lawson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Givy E. Lawson; five sons, Gilmer E. Lawson and wife, Faye, Randell J. Lawson and wife, Ann, Garland E. Lawson and wife, Debbie, all of Stanardsville, Charles E. Lawson and wife, Carolyn, of Stuarts Draft, and Douglas A. Lawson and wife, Rose, of Quinque; a sister, Jenelle McMullen of Stanardsville; three brothers, Willard E. Lawson, Eugene S. Lawson, and Burnie G. Lawson, all of Stanardsville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Bible Baptist Church, of which he was a member, with interment in Holly Memorial Gardens. The Rev. James Woods will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at Ryan Funeral Chapel in Quinque. The family suggests memorial contributions be given in his name to the Greene County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 302, Stanardsville, Va. 22973.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sep. 11, 1999
HOWARD J. LAWSON
Howard J. Lawson, 58, of Stanardsville, went home to be with his Lord, Sept. 8, 1999, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was born May 1, 1941, in Rockingham County, son of the late,Ott Kemper and Delia Morris Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Cora Lawson; four sons, Rickey Lawson and his wife, Cindy, Shannon Lawson and Derrick Lawson, all of Stanardsville, and Dennis Lawson and his wife, Jeffrey, of Unionville; five grandchildren, Jessica, Travis and Casey Lawson of Stanardsville, Brennon Lawson of Madison, and Nicholas Lawson of Charlottesville; two brothers, Leo Lawson and his wife Essie, and Randolph Lawson and his wife Mary Jean, of Elkton; four sisters, Eula Kingree of Mt. Crawford, Brenda Shifflett of Elkton, Lois Hinkle of Keezletown and Kathaleen Morris of Stanardsville; seven sisters-in-law, Lois Roach of Charlottesville, Lotlie Lawson and Betty Deane of Ruckersville, Mary Jane Lam of Barboursville, Margaret Byram of Orange, Hester Lam and Alice Morris of Stanardsville; and three brothers-in-law, Otis Roach, Edward Roach and Earman, Roach of Stanardsville. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elkton Pentecostal Church where he was a member. The Rev. Kenzie Reed will officiate. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Aug. 6, 2001
HUBERT PAYNE LAWSON
Hubert Payne Lawson, 71, of Charlottesville, formerly of Stanardsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, in Earlysville. He was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Greene County, son of the late Hiram and Carrie Powell Lawson. He is survived by two daughters, Stephanie K. Garrison and her husband, Quinter, of Troy, and Sharon Lawson Fields and her husband, Lester, of Palmyra; three sons, Barry W. Lawson of Earlysville, David A. Lawson of Barboursville, and Gregory R. Lawson of Troy; a sister, Jenelle A. McMullen and her husband, W.C., of Stanardsville; four brothers, Willard E. Lawson and his wife, Evelyn, Burnie G. Lawson and his wife, Bernice, H.J. Lawson and his wife, Givy, and Eugene S. Lawson and his wife, Helen, all of Stanardsville; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his former wife, Louise Lawson, who was his care giver; and his best friend, Pinchie, who was always by his side. Mr. Lawson retired from Kroger, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Bible Baptist Church, with interment in the Lawson Family Cemetery. Pastor James Woods will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given in his name to the Martha Jefferson Cancer Unit.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Tue, Jul. 28, 1953
JACK BERNARD LAWSON
Elkton Native Shot to Death
Jack B. Lawson Killed Near Hanover.
Burial Today
Jack Bernard Lawson, 42, a native of the Elkton community, who was shot to death near Hanover early Sunday morning, will be buried In the McGaheysville cemetery this afternoon at two o'clock. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Lawson, of Elkton, and had resided In Richmond for a number of years. Hanover police reported that Lawson was shot and killed and his 22-year old woman companion was beaten as they sat in a truck two and a half miles south of Hanover. His companion, Miss Grace Cora Trainham is a patient in the Medical College of Virginia Hospital. She has bruises about the face and throat and other injuries. Hanover Deputy Sheriff Basil H. Evans said Miss Trainham told him that shortly after the couple parked along the railroad tracks at about 3 a.m., a man jumped out of the bushes, shot Lawson and assaulted her. Officers did not reach the scene until two o'clock Sunday afternoon. They found Lawson lying beside the truck with two bullet wounds in his chest. Officers did not learn at once what happened to Miss Trainham in the meantime but theorized that she had been unconscious. Lawson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Belvar Gibson Lawson; two daughters, Bernice Loretta and Frances Louise; two sons, Jack Bently and Robert Samuel; three brothers and five sisters.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Jan. 7, 2007
JAMES LUDWELL LAWSON
James Ludwell Lawson, 74, of 402 Second St., Shenandoah, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Lawson was born Feb. 4, 1932, in Harrisonburg, and was a son of the late Moses Lawson and Alma Davis Lawson. He worked for the Page County Landfill for two years and was a carpenter for Baughan Construction until the past two years. On Jan. 16, 1956, he married Virginia Irene Corder, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Kim Denice Lawson Breeden and Jennifer J. (Lawson) Lawson, both of Stanley; two sisters, Hilda Welch of Georgia and Ruth Crouch of Virginia; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and Theresa Roach, whom he helped raise. Dickie Campbell will conduct a memorial service 7 p.m. Thursday at Lily of the Valley Independent Church. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Kim Breeden, 453 Zion Hill Lane in Stanley. Arrangements are by Bradley Funeral Home in Luray.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, May 19, 1984
JESSE ALFRED LAWSON
ELKTON — Jesse Alfred Lawson, 76, of Rt. 3, Elkton died Friday at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Lawson, who had been ill a month, was a retired carpenter and a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church. He was born Aug. 1, 1907, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late George A. and Rosie Williams Lawson. Surviving are his wife, Bertha Mae Lawson; three sisters, Alice Lam of Covington, Emma Hensley of Saginaw, Mich., and Anna Orgway of Miami; and two brothers, Henry A. Lawson of Elkton and Elmer Lawson of Ottawa, Mich. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at Evangelical United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ronald Davidson. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens east of Harrisonburg. The body will be taken today from, the Brill Funeral Home to the Lawson home, where friends may call.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 27, 1980
JESSE LAWSON
JESSE LAWSON, 85, of Stanardsville, died Monday in a Charlottesville hospital. Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late Robert G. and Sallie Lawson. Surviving are his widow, Hannah Morris Lawson; two sons, Jesse Lawson Jr. of Ruckersville and Thurman Lawson of Spout Spring; a daughter, Geraldine Roach of Stanardsville; two brothers, Joe Lawson of Somerset and Early Lawson of Ruckersville; two sisters, Omie Snow of Charlottesville and Marie Brenner of Dundalk, Md.; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren. Funeral will be 2 P.M. Wednesday at the Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. Burial will be in Mitchell Davis Cemetery, Stanardsville. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 P.M. today.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Tue, Jun. 21, 1983
JOHN H. LAWSON
MCGAHEYSVILLE - John H. Lawson, 80, of Rt. 1, McGaheysville died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital Monday morning. He was born March 6, 1903, in the Beldor area and was a son of the late John B. and Carrie Herring Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a retired Westinghouse employee. In 1925, he married the former Lillie Belle Ford, who died Nov. 10, 1978. Surviving are two sons, Charles Preston Lawson of Rt. 2, Elkton and Reginald F. Lawson Sr. of Stanley; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kyger-Pence Funeral Home near McGaheysville by the Rev. Wayne Wright. Burial will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery at McGaheysville. The family will receive friends 7:30-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Note: He is the grandson of George Herring & Margaret C. Shifflett

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Jul. 13, 1922
JOHN N. LAWSON
John N. Lawson, a retired farmer and Confederate veteran died at 7 o'clock Thursday, July 6, 1922, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. Y. Estes, of Charlottesville, after an illness of only two days. The funeral was held from the residence at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, the service was conducted by Horwood P. Myers, pastor of the First Methodist church. The interment was in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Lawson was born near Elkton, Rockingham County, Aug. 16, 1840, and was therefore in his 83d year of his age. He entered the service of the Confederacy as a member of the Charlottesville Company and fought throughout the four years of that strike. Most of his life was spent in Greene county, where he engaged in farming pursuits near Stanardsville. Four years ago he went to Charlottesville to make his home with his daughter. Mr. Lawson marred Miss Texanna Collier, of near Stanardsville. She died four years ago. Of a family of 10 children six, survive, five sons and one daughter, J. W. Lawson, of Charlottesville, Charles A. and Grover Lawson, of Beckley, W. Va.; G. E. Lawson of Charleston, W. Va., E. M. Lawson, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. L. Y. Estes, of Charlottesville.

The Greene County Record, VA, Thu, Jul. 10, 1947
JOSEPH ANGUS LAWSON
Joseph Angus Lawson, age 69, died at University hospital Wednesday, July 2, following an illness of six weeks. He was a well known farmer in the Geer community. Surviving are his wife and several children. A funeral took place Saturday afternoon at Mt. Vernon church, the Rev. Mr. Kettering and the Rev. H.S. Knight conducting the service. Burial followed in the David cemetery near March.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Feb. 19, 2008
JOSEPH LEE LAWSON
Joseph Lee Lawson, 98, of 78 Ruger Lane in Swoope, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008. Mr. Lawson was born May 31, 1909, in Albemarle County, and was the son of the late Oscar H. and Bessie Ann Marshall Lawson. His wife, Ethel M. Lawson, preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Daughtry of Verona; a sister, Minnie Lawson of Crimora; two stepsons, Ivan Marshall of Swoope and Jimmie Marshall of Harrisonburg; and two stepdaughters, Sally Wimer of Grottoes and Elsie Arnold of Staunton. The funeral will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lighthouse Church. Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Henry Funeral Home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg VA, Thu, Apr. 11, 1974
KATE ELIZABETH LAWSON DAVIS
Mrs. Kate Davis
ELKTON - Mrs. Kate Elizabeth Davis, 90, of Rt. 3, Elkton died Wednesday morning at her home. She had been in falling health several years. Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 6, 1883 in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late George and Melinda Baugher Lawson. She spent her entire life in the Elkton area and was a member of the Mennonite church. Her husband, John Wilmer Davis, died Jan. 17. Surviving are two daughters, - Mrs. Ethel Shifflett of Rt. 3,; Elkton and Mrs. Fleta Hensley of Rt. 1, Elkton; three grand-children; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Lucy Shifflett of Rt. 3, Elkton. The funeral will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Upper Room Church by the Rev. Johnny Hensley and the Rev. Harold H. Lahman. Burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. The body is at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. today.  See Husband John's Obit

The News Leader, Shenandoah, VA, Sat, Jun. 19, 2004
LAURA SHIFFLETT LAWSON
NEW HOPE -- Laura Maggie (Shifflett) Lawson of Long Meadow Road, died on Thursday (June 17, 2004) at Augusta Medical Center. She was born on August 9, 1907 in Barren Ridge to William and Maude (McDorman) Shifflett. Mrs. Lawson was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Edward Lawson Sr.; three sons, Maynard, Clarence and Harvey Lawson; a daughter Rosie Sears; three brothers, Willie, Elmer and John Shifflett; five sisters, Salley Wagner, Mimmie Springs, Daisy Brown, Kate Warren and Sadie Shifflett; and two grandsons whom she raised, Harry and Roger Lawson. Surviving are two sons, Joseph Edward Lawson Jr. of Stuarts Draft, and Jack Lawson of New Hope; three daughters, Audrey (Peggy) Spitler of Staunton, Margie Harris of New Hope and Genevieve Lawson of New Hope. She is survived by two grandsons whom she raised, Eugene Lawson and Buddy Fishel. A service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday in the Hamrick Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Harold Wade. Burial will follow in Barren Ridge Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30pm Sunday at the funeral home and other times at the home of her daughter Margie.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Jan. 17, 2005
LEONA G. LAWSON
Leona G. Lawson, 94, passed away Saturday Jan. 15, 2005 in Albemarle County. She was born in Greene County April 8, 1910 a daughter of the late George and Bessie Lawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moses Lee Lawson, a son; George Sterling Lawson, three daughters; Eunice M. Raines, Ruby E. Carter and Eva F. Deane, five brothers; Jesse, Early, Ernest, Willie, Alton, three sisters; Lannie Raines, Lena Staples and Addie Sampson. She is survived by two sons; Lillard Smith Lawson and Layward Lawson, one daughter; Ressie M. Fox, a grandson; Dallas G. Lawson and granddaughter; Linda S. Zirkle, whom she raised, 29 other grandchildren, 45 great- grandchildren and numerous, great-great grandchildren and extended family and friends. She was a longtime member of the Charlottesville Moose Lodge where she enjoyed dancing every Saturday night past her 92nd birthday. She was an avid gardener, both vegetables and flowers. A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.2005, at the Ryan Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rodney Zirkle officiating. Interment will follow at the Mitchell Davis Family Cemetery in Dyke. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday Jan. 17, 2005 at the funeral home. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Mon, Mar. 14, 1983
LILLIE BELLE LAM LAWSON
ELKTON - The funeral for Lillie Belle Lawson, 88, of Rt. 1, Elkton will be held 3 p.m. today at Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Johnny Hensley, and burial will be in Elk Run Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson died late Friday night at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She was born in Rockingham County Dec. 7,1894, and was a daughter of the late George and Minnie Crawford Lam. She was a member of Elkton Evangelical United Methodist Church. On July 28,1910, she married Sherman Lawson, who died June 4, 1951. Surviving are a daughter, Margie Taylor of Elkton; a son, Jesse A. Lawson of Elkton; three brothers, Lester Lam of Elkton, Henry Lam of Penn Laird and Millard Lam of Martinsburg, W.Va.; a sister, Delphia Dean of Elkton; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Brill Funeral Home in Elkton, where friends may call before today's service. Friends also may call at the home of her daughter.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Nov. 4, 1997
LONNIE PEARL SHIFFLETT LAWSON
Lonnie Pearl Lawson, 70, of Stanardsville, passed away Monday Nov. 3, 1997 at home. She was born May 7, 1927, in Greene County, a daughter of the late Will and Rosie Taylor Shifflett. Her husband was the late Jack Lawson. She was also preceded in death by her longtime companion James Elbert Dunnivan. She is survived by a godson, Ronnie Gentry and his wife, Mary, of Stanardsville, and their two sons, Ronnie Conley, Jr. and William Conley; a brother, Charles Shifflett of Stanardsville; three sisters, Mary Seation of Orange, Lily Shifflett of Gordonsville, and Susie Glass of Charlottesville; a number of nieces and nephews also survive. A funeral will be conducted at noon Wednesday at Ryan Funeral Chapel, with interment at Dunnivan Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Fri, Feb. 24, 2006
LOTTIE LEE BAUGHER LAWSON
Lottie Lee Baugher Lawson, 92, of Elkton, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at her home. Mrs. Lawson was born July 20, 1913 in Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Lloyd Lee and Rebecca Jane Powell Baugher. She lived her entire life in the Elkton-Rockingham County area and was a homemaker. On Jan. 31, 1942 she married Floyd E. Lawson; he preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1997. Surviving are two daughters, G. Jean Lawson and Patsy Meadows; two sons, Kenneth Lee Lawson and F. Wayne Lawson, all of Elkton; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Pastor Ray Berry will conduct the funeral 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad or Fire Department.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Dec. 15, 2000
LURTIE ELMER LAWSON
Lurtie Elmer Lawson, 84, of Ruckersville, entered into eternal rest Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 13, 2000, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he had been a patient for the past week. He had been ill for the past four years. He was born Dec. 30, 1915, in Rockingham County, and was the son of the late David and Louella Lawson. He was a retired carpenter and was loved by many friends and family. He was preceded in death by a son, Leon Lawson and a daughter, Shirley Williams. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 65 years, Beulah Atkins Lawson; two sons, Ronald Lawson, and Darryl Lawson and his wife, Lottie; three daughters, Sylvia Teel and her husband, Kenneth, Patricia Shifflett and her husband, Arthur, and Lois Rogers and her companion, Cliff Breeden, all of Ruckersville; and 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Charles Shank will conduct a funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elkton Chapel of Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Mar. 7, 1963
MAGGIE LAWSON KNIGHT
Mrs. James F. Knight
STANARDSVILLE - Mrs. Maggie Lawson Knight, 77, died yesterday in a Charlottesville hospital. She was the wife of James F. Knight. Born Dec. 16,1885 in Greene County, she was a daughter of the late Gaines R. and Sally Lawson. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons, Lawrence Knight of Baltimore and Edward Knight of Dyke; a daughter, Mrs. Bane Snow of Dyke; five brothers, Jesse Lawson, George Lawson and Early Lawson of Stanardsville, Robert Lawson of Washington and Joe Lawson of Orange and fours sisters, Mrs. Jerene Douglas of Stanardsville, Mrs. Mary Eppard and Mrs. Omie Snow of Charlottesville and Mrs. Marie Lewondo of Baltimore. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Evergreen Church of the Brethren at Dyke, with burial in the church cemetery.

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MARGARET A. LAWSON FOLKS NAUGLE
Margaret A. Naugle, 81, long-time Ridley resident
Margaret A. Folks Naugle, 81, of Woodlyn, Ridley Township, a long-time Ridley Township resident, died Tuesday at the Coates Residential Home, Claymont, Del. Born in Mission Home, Va., she had lived in various sections of Ridley Township most of her life, and in the Woodlyn section for the last five years. She was the wife of the late William Folks, who died in 1960. Surviving are two sons, Ernest Folks, of Folsom and William B. Folks, of Woodlyn; three brothers, Thomas Shifflet, of Crozet, Va.; Ernest Shifflet, of Charlottesville, Va. and Arthur Shifflet, of Dundalk, Md.; a sister, Nellie Beddoes, of Dundalk, Md.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday at the James F. Knoetgen Funeral Home, 746 Kedron Ave., Ridley Township, where there will be in Edgewood memorial Park, Concordville. The family has suggested that memorial donations be made to the Chambers Memorial, Presbyterian Church, Morten Avenue, Rutledge, Pa., 19070

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Dec. 14, 2005
MARGARET ELIZABETH LAWSON
Margaret Elizabeth Lawson, 88, of Harrisonburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, at Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg. She had been a resident at VMRC for the past 16 years. Mrs. Lawson was born April 28, 1917, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Larney and Willie Mowbray Shifflett. She was employed at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in the dietary department for over 23 years and retired in 1979. She was a lifetime resident of this area and was a member of the Episcopal Church. Survivors include two daughters, Donnie Mae Delaughter of Panama City, Fla., and Bonnie L. Simmons of Harrisonburg; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Rev. Shirlee K. Yoder will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday at Rest Haven Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Thu, Jan. 27, 2005
MARGARET FRANCIS COLLIER LAWSON
Margaret Francis Collier Lawson, 83, of Oak Lea Nursing Home in Harrisonburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the nursing home. Mrs. Lawson was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Madison County, and was a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Ella Morris Collier. She was a member of Evangelical United Methodist Church in Elkton and retired from Sleepwear Inc. in Elkton. Mrs. Collier, along with her parents and siblings, were one of approximately 465 families evicted from their homes located inside what later became the Shenandoah National Park. On Jan. 3, 1938, she married Jesse Austin Lawson, who preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1999. She is survived by two sons, William J. Lawson of Florida and Jimmy A. Lawson of Elkton; three brothers, Wilbert Collier and Leabert Collier, both of Ruckersville and Henry Collier of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Minnie Mallory of Maryland and Eunice Ritchie of Indiana; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The Rev. Alda Gunn will conduct the funeral 1 p.m. Saturday at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 152, Elkton, VA 22827, or the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 513 East Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Feb. 8, 2008
MARY JANE CRITZER LAWSON RAINES
Mary "Jane" Critzer Lawson Raines, 61, of Crozet, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at the University of Virginia Medical Center with her family by her side. Jane was born on January 25, 1947, in Crozet, daughter of the late Thomas Irvin Critzer and Mary Fitzgerald Critzer. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Champ J. Lawson Jr. She was also preceded in death by a very dear friend, Shirley Patton. Jane was a supervisor with Richmond Security where she was site supervisor responsible for Music Today in Crozet, formerly ConAgra. She is survived by her two sons, Champ J. "CJ" Lawson III and his wife, Beverly, of Earlysville, Randolph "Pat" Raines of Crozet and his father, Randolph Earl Raines, of Charlottesville; two sisters, Helen Critzer Adcock and her husband, William, of Crozet and Virginia "Ginger" Critzer Williams and her husband, Ed, of Charlottesville; five grandchildren, Champ "Jason" Lawson, Eric Matthew Lawson, LeAnn Marie Raines, Shannon Faith Raines and Sierra Dawn Raines; and a number of devoted nieces and nephews. Jane had a great love for animals and leaves behind two faithful companions, "Bridget" and "Wildthing". A time to celebrate Jane's life will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday February 9, 2008, at the Chapel of the Hill and Wood Funeral Home. Friends who wish may send flowers or may make a memorial contribution to the ALS Clinic, UVA Development Office, Attn: Gift Giving, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22906 or to your local SPCA. The family expresses their sincere thanks to the Dr.'s and Staff of University of Virginia Medical Center's 6th and 8th floor units for their loving care and concern for Jane during her illness. Friends may sign the register book at www.hillandwood.com.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sep. 13, 2002
MAYME WILLIAMS LAWSON
Mayme Alice Lawson, 95, died peacefully at her home, 125 Pine St., Elkton, on Sept. 13, 2002. She was born March 9, 1907, and was the daughter of the late John and Lizzy Lam Williams. On Feb. 8, 1936, she married Elmer Lawson, who preceded her in death on May 19, 1961. She is survived by four children, Charlotte Conley and husband, Otho Lee Conley, of Elkton, Peggy Dean of Elkton, Elmer Lawson Jr. and wife, Betty, of Shenandoah, Carroll Lawson of Stanardsville; five grandchildren, Robert Conley, who was raised in her home, Terry Leap and husband, Dickie, of McGaheysville, Steve Dean of Elkton, Tracey Kendig and husband, Ted, of Shenandoah, and Tammy Good and husband, Eddie, of Shenandoah. She also had five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cory and Josh Good, and David and Cody Buracker, all of Shenandoah, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lewis E. Lawson, a daughter, Norma Jean Lawson, who died as an infant, two sisters, Lena Dean and Ethel Short, a son-in-law, Hensel Dean, and a very special niece, Shirley Stoneberger. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home at Elkton. The Rev. Richard Kerfoot will conduct the service. Burial will follow at the Elk Run Cemetery, Elkton. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday or at the Lawson home anytime. Mayme lived a long and happy life. Her greatest pleasure was visits from family and friends.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 3, 2001
MILDRED ELIZABETH LAWSON
Mildred Elizabeth Johnson, 54, of Palmyra, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at a local hospital. She was born July 24, 1946, in Charlottesville, daughter of the late Clarence and Lucille Atkins Lawson. She was a member of Colonial Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, William W. Johnson of Palmyra; her children, James A. Lawson of Palmyra, and Rhonda L. Norford of Barboursville; four brothers, Clarence Lawson of Palmyra, Andrew Lawson of Charlottesville, Lewis Lawson of Waverly, and Roger Lawson of Mineral; two sisters, Shirley Gibson of Keswick, and Barbara Kirby of Earlysville; and six grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Hill & Wood Chapel, with the Rev. Lewis Lawson officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Piedmont for their loving care and support. Hill & Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Oct. 29, 1997
MILDRED LOUISE SHIFFLETT LAWSON
Mildred Louise Lawson, 60, of Stanardsville, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 1997, at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1937, in Greene County, a daughter of the late William Stuart and Addie Johnson Shifflett. Her husband was the late George Sterling Lawson. She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Faye Shifflett, of Ruckersville, and Sherry Mae Lawson of Stanardsville; two sons, George Junior Lawson of Grottoes, and Sterling Lee Lawson of Elkton; two sisters Edna Mae Roach of Stanardsville, and Minnie Wells of Crozet; two brothers, Irvin Shifflett of Crozet, and Thurman Shifflett of Boonesville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Ryan Funeral Chapel, Quinque with interment at Mitchell-Davis Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin "Buzzy" Deane will officiate.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Tue, Sep. 28, 2004
MRS. CHARLES BYERS LAWSON
Zelda Long Lawson, 80, of Harrisonburg, died Sept. 27, 2004, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident at the Bridgewater Home since August. Mrs. Lawson was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in Mount Solon, and was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar and Daisie May Click Long. She had worked at Bumbaugh Buick and for many years in the office at Truck Enterprises in Harrisonburg. Mrs. Lawson also worked out of her home as a seamstress, where she made curtains and worked with upholstery. She volunteered at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, where she had over 4000 volunteer hours. On March 11, 1950, she married Charles Byers Lawson, who preceded her in death on May 9, 1998. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Ann Blosser and husband, James, Blue Ridge, Va., Karen Jane White and husband, Andrew H., Keezletown; one brother, Quinton Long, Mount Solon; six grandchildren, Chad Lawson Blosser, Richmond, Va., Shanda Colby Blosser, Chesapeake, Va., Amanda Catherine White, Jae Michael White, Jeremy Chase White, and Craig Ryan White. The Rev. Ron Wyrick will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. Burial will be private at Dayton Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the memorial service and friends may call at the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, at any time. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Brethren Capitol Improvement Fund, 315 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or a charity of your choice.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, May 15, 2012
MILTON WAYNE LAWSON

Milton Wayne Lawson, 63, of Earlysville, died on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his home. He was born on July 1, 1948, in Charlottesville, the son of the late Jesse Willard and Hazel Jones Lawson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Lawson Birckhead. Mr. Lawson retired from Safeway Stores. He was an active member of Bethel Baptist Church and previously served on the Deacon Board. He loved his church and his church family. He is survived by his wife Myra Frances Lawson; two daughters, Janet Lawson Ballard and her husband, Andy, and Christen Lawson Marshall and her husband, Kevin; one son, Jonathan Wayne Lawson; one sister, Norma Jean Davis and her husband, Chris; one brother, Jesse Willard Lawson Jr. and his wife, Joyce; and his brother-in-law, Bobby Birckhead. He was "Papaw" to six grandchildren, Morgan Elaine Ballard, Madelyn Christine Ballard, Carter MacKenzie Marshall, Jaelyn Brooke Marshall, Bailey Michelle Marshall and Kendall Devon Marshall, whom he cherished. Milton enjoyed his music and had a group known as the "Country Church Singers", whom he loved being with. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Bethel Baptist Church with the Reverend Wendell Lamb and Pastor Jerry Decelle officiating. Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Bethel Baptist Church. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058. Flowers, gifts and a guest register are available at teaguefuneralhome.com.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Wed, Oct. 7, 1998
OTIS WILSON LAWSON
The funeral for Otis Wilson Lawson, 68. Route 3, Elkton, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elkton Church of God. The Rev. Samuel Sponaugle will conduct the service. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery near Elkton. Mr. Lawson died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, where he had been a patient for a month. He was born Nov. 3, 1929, at Swift Run near Elkton, and was a son of the late Joseph Lurty Lawson and Lydia Ann Shifflett Lawson. He served in Germany with the U.S. Army and was employed at Nielsen Construction and Orange Steel Mill. From 1971 to 1976, he owned and operated Lawson’s Amoco and Grocery on Tanyard Bridge Road and also worked as a custom butcher of hogs. Mr. Lawson was n member of the Elkton Church of God and a life member of the Elkton Fire Company and the Elkton Emergency Squad. On Sept.. 20, 1957, he married Janice Lynn Shifflett. who survive. Also surviving are five sons, Jeremy Lawson, Ronnie Lawson and Gary Lawson, all of Elkton, Ricky Lawson, Shenandoah, and Michael Lawson, Luray; three daughters, Allene Moubray and Sharon Good, both of Elkton, and Diane Helmick, Harrisonburg; one broth. Elmer L. Lawson, Elkton; two sisters, Clarice Smith and Violet Davis, both of Elkton; 16 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two great-step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the Kyger & Trobaugh Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends may also call at the home of Allene and Dave Moubray, 729 Fox Mountain Road, Elkton, where Mrs. Lawson will be staying until after the service.
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The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Oct. 11, 2007
PEGGY LAWSON HABERN
Peggy Lawson Habern, 59, of Rochelle, Virginia, former employee of Fairfax Circuit Court, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at her residence. She was born November 29, 1947, in Earlysville and was the daughter of the late Charles Joseph Lawson and the late Dorothy Mae Knight Lawson. She was preceded in death by one son, Michael J. Giampapa of Centreville, Virginia. She was a former human resources employee of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport and was a member of the Nortonsville Church of God. She is survived by her husband, James K. Habern of Rochelle; two sons, William Scott Thompson and his wife, Amy, of Richmond and Robert L. Giampapa and his fiancee, Megan Hale, of Fairfax; two brothers, Ronald E. Lawson of Ruckersville and Carroll S. Lawson of Stanardsville; one sister, Gladys L. Shifflett of Stanardsville; five grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Jalen, Mary, Thomas, Bella, and Michael Jr.; a niece, Marsha S. Alley and her husband, Jimmy, of Stanardsville; and a great-niece, Lauren E. Alley of Stanardsville. A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Friday, October 12, 2007, at Nortonsville Church of God in Dyke, Virginia. The family will receive visitors at 2 p.m. prior to the service. Preddy Funeral Home of Madison, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 2200 Ivy Road, Suite 2, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

The Herald Mail Online, Hagerstown, MD, Sat, Oct. 16, 2004
RACHEL MAE LAWSON
AUG. 3, 1927-OCT. 14, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rachel Mae Lawson, 77, of Martinsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at City Hospital. Born Aug. 3, 1927, in Charlottesville, Va., she was the daughter of the late Mac and Lydia Shiflett Collier. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton M. Lawson. She was a member of House of the Lord. She is survived by one daughter, Gail Henry of Hedgesville, W.Va.; four sons, Harold Lawson of Stanley, Va., Nick Lawson and Larry Lawson, both of Martinsburg, and Max Shiflett of Gordonsville, Va.; one sister, Bannie M. Crawford of Martinsburg; one brother, Perry Collier of Falls Church, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda L. Fox; two brothers, Grover Collier and Charles Collier; and one granddaughter. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. The Rev. David Caplinger will officiate. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel.

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REGINALD FRANCIS LAWSON SR
LAWSON, REGINALD FRANCIS SR. age 56 yrs. of Stanley died 31 Dec 1989. Born 02 Apr 1933 in Baltimore son of the late John Henry & Lillie Belle Ford Lawson. Married 03 Apr 1952 Zola Hedrick. Son, Reginald Francis Lawson Jr. of Harrisonburg. Daughters, Darlene Shafer & Anette Morris both of Stanley, Karen Breeden of Elkton & Juanita Roush of Canton, Oh. Brother, Preston Lawson of McGaheysville. 7 grandchildren. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at McGaheysville.

The Greene County Record, Stanardsville, VA, Aug. 4, 1938
ROBERT GAINES LAWSON
Mr. R. G. Lawson, 72, a well known resident of March died July 10, 1938. On June 3 he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered. He had been in failing health for some time. A farmer by occupation, he worked hard and was a good provider. Some 25 or 30 years ago he joined the United Brethren church. He was married twice, his first wife having been the former Miss Sallie Lawson, who died about several years ago. To this union 13 children were born, of who 11 are living. About six years ago he married the former Miss Susie Morris, they had four children. Funeral services were conducted by George Maupin at home. A large group of relatives, friends and neighbors gathered to pay tribute to one whom they had known many years.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, May 4, 1939
SADIE MILDRED SHIFLETT LAWSON
Sadie Mildren Lawson died at the University hospital April 7, following a brief illness. Burial took place in the family burying grounds, formerly known as the Mitchell Davis Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson was 32 years of age, is survived by her husband, Jesse Lawson, three children, Melvin, Junior and Thurman; her father, Mr. Flournoy Shiflett, one brother, Homer Shiflett; her half-brothers, Ben Shiflett, near Burnleys and -----Rest of obit missing because page was cut off.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Wed, Jun. 10, 1931
SALLIE ANN LAWSON
Mrs. Robert G. Lawson, 53, of Laroh, Greene county, died yesterday of heart failure at University Hospital. She was recuperating from an operation and was being dressed to leave the hospital when the fatal attack occurred. She is survived by her husband.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Tue, Jan 5, 1965
SHERMAN HOWARD LAWSON
KESWICK – Cpl. Sherman Howard Lawson, 21, died yesterday at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Born May 15, 1943, in Albemarle County, he was the son of Doc. H. and Lelia Collier Lawson of Keswick. He was a graduate of Albemarle High School and attended the Jefferson Professional Institute School of Commerce. He had been with the United States Marine Corps, stationed in Hawaii. Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. D. Coleman of Keswick. Hill and Irving Funeral home us in charge of the funeral arrangements, which are incomplete.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, Aug. 31, 2000
STEPHENSON MICHAEL LAWSON
Stephenson Michael "Mike" Lawson, 58, of Charlottesville, passed on to a better life Aug. 29, 2000, at home following a long illness. He was born Jan 2, 1942, in Albemarle County, son of the late Joe Edward and Nancy Elizabeth Lawson of Charlottesville. Survivors include a loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Alene D. Lawson of Charlottesville; his daughter, Rebecca "Becky" L. Lambert and her husband Brian R. Lambert, both of Barboursville; a son, Sean O. Lawson of Charlottesville; two brothers Donald D. Lawson and his wife betty K. Haigh Lawson of Charlottesville and Joseph Patrick Lawson of Charlottesville; two precious grandchildren, Crystal "Toot Toot" B. Lambert the apple of his eye and Cage "Bubba-Head" O. Lambert, his favorite fishing buddy; and many other relatives as well. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Friday in the Teague Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Brummett officiating. Interment will follow at Monticello memory Gardens. The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. The family would like to extend its gratitude to Hospice of Piedmont, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Dr. Hammond for all of their support care and continuous help during a difficult time. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1490 Pantops Mountain Place Suite 200, Charlottesville, Va. 22911. Teague Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, Dec. 9, 2006
STEVEN WAYNE LAWSON
Steven Wayne Lawson, 55, of Kratzer Road near Linville, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg. Mr. Lawson was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Harrisonburg, and was the son of Alton W. "Al" Lawson of Harrisonburg and the late Bernice Turk Lawson. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He lived in Florida for 11 years before returning to the Valley and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. He retired as an electrician for Leon’s Electric. In addition to his father, he is survived by his companion of 14 years, Paula K. Dean; a son, Gregory C. Lawson of Harrisonburg; and a sister, Susan Lawson Vaughan of Pulaski. The Rev. Larry Thompson will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Monday at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors by the Rion-Bowman VFW Post. Friends may call at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. The casket will be closed. Memorial donations may be made to the SPCA, 2238 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Fri, Mar. 15, 2013
SYLVIA M. LAWSON TEEL
Sylvia M. Teel went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at the age of 70. She was born on May 18, 1942, to the late Lurtie E. Lawson and Beulah J. Lawson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth M. Teel; and siblings, Leon Lawson, Ronald Lawson, Shirley Williams and Lois Rogers. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Donna Deane and her husband, Herman, Durand Teel and his wife, Brandi, and Sherry Crenshaw and her husband, William; her grandchildren, James Deane, Amanda Deane and Dylan Teel. Additional survivors include her brother, Darryl Lawson and his wife, Lottie; her sister, Patricia Shifflett and her husband, Arthur; and special nephews, Greg and Wayne Rogers. The family would like to offer a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Hospice of the Piedmont. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail, Ruckersville, VA 22968. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Ruckersville Cemetery with Pastor Deborah Koontz officiating. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Virginia, is handling the arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Apr. 20, 1918
TEXAS A. LAWSON
MRS. JNO N. LAWSON
Mrs. Texas A. Lawson, wife of Mr. John N. Lawson, of this city, after an illness of ten weeks. The funeral will be held from the residence on the Ivy Road at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the service to be conducted by Dr. Jas. K. Jolliff, pastor of the First Methodist Church. The interment will be in Riverview Cemetery. Mrs. Lawson was before marriage Miss Collier, daughter of the late Martin Collier, of near Stanardsville, Greene County, and was seventy-two years of age. Besides her husband she leaves six children -- John W. Lawson of the county; Charyes C. Lawson, of Beckley, W. Va.; Eugene M. Lawson, of Columbus, O.; Edward Lawson, of this city and Mrs. L. Y. Estes of the county.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Thu, May 2, 2013
THOMAS S. LAWSON
Thomas S. Lawson 1925 - 2013 On Wednesday evening, April 30, 2013, Thomas S. Lawson, known to generations of Greene County baseball enthusiasts as "Sink," passed away at home. Thomas was born in Stanardsville, on January 22, 1925, to the late Sidney S. Lawson and Meta Roudabush Lawson as an only child. He was an outstanding person, soldier, coach, citizen, and of course father and husband. He leaves a bereaved family and community to mourn his absence. In addition to his parents and numerous members of his paternal family, Thomas was predeceased by a maternal aunt, Nora Wampler, who shared many stories of his childhood; a maternal uncle, Ernest "Jack" Roudabush, with whom he shared a special relationship; and as he himself said many times a wonderful mother-in-law, Mrs. Ida B. Deane. Left to cherish his memories and life's work are his wife of 62 years, Dorothy D. Lawson; his four children, Kyle A. Lawson and his wife, Linda, of Stanardsville and Helena, Montana, Darrel D. Lawson and his wife, Carolyn, and Lori Lawson Tawney, all of Stanardsville, and Marilyn Lawson Peacock and her husband, Clifford, of Portsmouth, Virginia, and Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; a very special oldest grandchild, Edward D. Lawson and his wife, Victoria, of Ruckersville; six other grandchildren, Meghan Davis and husband, Eric, Gennie Morris and husband, Chris, and Blaine Tawney, all of Stanardsville, Brittany Tawney and companion, Rudy Rankin, of Waynesboro, Sean Peacock, and Sheila Peacock and companion, Sam Geer, of Portsmouth, Virginia; and seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jaimi and Makenzie Lawson of Orange, Virginia, Charlee and Zane Davis, and Lyndsey and soon-to-be Lily Tawney of Waynesboro. Additional survivors include his brother-in-law, Harold Deane and wife, Lois, of Earlysville; and his sister-in-law, Joan Watson of Ruckersville. Thomas was a soldier in the United States Army and served overseas in Germany during World War II and after; he was recalled to active duty during the Korean conflict. He spent the end of his military duty as a Military Policeman in the area around Richmond, where he and Dorothy resided early in their marriage and where the two sons were born. After relocating back to their home town and building their first and only home in 1955, Thomas worked for Columbia Gas Transmission, retiring in 1987, with 33 years of service. During his lifetime, Thomas always considered hard work and willingness to do so a fair measure of a person. That same belief must have guided him to his years of public servitude. He was one of the founders of the Greene County Youth Center Inc. in the late 1950's; faithful volunteer and coach for many years at the youth center. He was a PTA president and active member eventually named a lifetime member. He served the County of Greene in positions on the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Board of Supervisors. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Ryan Funeral Home with Pastor Gordon Meriwether officiating. Interment will follow in Stanardsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy., Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911. www.hopva.org. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, Virginia, is handling the arrangements.

The Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA, Mon, Sep. 3, 1990
VELMA SHIFFLETT LAWSON
Velma S. Lawson, 74, of Charlottesville died Friday, Aug. 31, 1990 at her residence. Born May 1, 1916 in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late William Smith and Lou Mittie Morris Shifflett. Mrs. Lawson was retired from Acme Visible Records. She attended the Covenant Church of god and was a graduate of Blue Ridge School, where she served on the alumni committee. She was also a member of the Senior Center. Survivors include two daughters, Glenda Lawson Morris of Charlottesville and Patricia Lawson Morris of Crozet; a son Ellis Hugh Lawson of Westminster, Md., two sisters, Lera Violet Monger and Sara Katherine Morris; four grandchildren, Brian Ellis Lawson, Katherine Lura Lawson, Lee Morris and Lori Ann Morris; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Clara Amelia Sandridge, Eunice Smith Shifflett, Alma Avis Morris, Cora Margaret Shifflett, Amos Jackson Shifflett, George Edgar Shifflett and William Edward Shifflett. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at Covenant Church of God with Pastor Harold Bare officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the home of Glenda Morris after the service. Teague Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Sat, May 21, 2005
VIOLA LAWSON
Viola Lawson, 77, of Charlottesville, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005. Born May 11, 1928, in Greene County, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Lawson, and her son Raymond B. Lawson. She is survived by her son Robert E. Lawson and his wife, Linda, of Charlottesville; three grandchildren, Robert K. Lawson and his wife, Angela, Kathleen Kelly Ogles and her husband, Jefferey, and Andy Lawson; four great-grandchildren, Robert K. Lawson II, Kyrsten R. Lawson, Trenton W. Lawson, and Christopher S. Lawson. She will be missed, but she is home with her husband and son. "We love you", the Lawson's.

The Valley Banner, Rockingham Co., VA, Nov. 8, 2001
VIRGINA SAMUELS LAWSON
Virginia Samuels Lawson, 80, of 246 Belair Dr., died Thursday, Nov.1, 2001 as the result of an automobile accident. Mrs. Lawson was born in Elkton on Aug. 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Clee Samuels and Myrtle Hitt Samuels. She was married to Arthur William Lawson who predeceased her in 1978. Mrs. Lawson had made her home in Danville for 45 years and worked at Dan River, Inc. for nearly 20 years and she attended Riverview Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Self of Grottoes, Betty Wad and Judy Atkinson both of Luray; one step-son, Alton Lawson of Luray; one sister, Alice Davis of Elkton; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Swicegood Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Duane Blevins. Interment followed at Danville Memorial Gardens.

The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, VA, Jun. 23, 2005
WILLARD E. LAWSON
Willard E. Lawson, 80, of Stanardsville passed peacefully from this world and the loving arms of his family into the bosom of the Almighty on June 22, 2005. Born Nov. 12, 1924, his earthly journey began with childhood on the family farm in Greene County. At 18 he left Greene County for the first time for the Army and WW II. At 19 years old he was one of many who stormed Normandy on D-Day and fought throughout Europe. He was wounded twice and received several medals and commendations. Battles included the fall of Aachen and the famous Battle of the Bulge. After the War he returned home and spent the rest of his life being a husband, father, patriot, and servant of Jesus Christ. The pain of losing the head of our family is softened by the quality of the life he led. An example to us all, he set the bar high indeed. Cherished memories will include his love for life in general, and in particular his love for eating good food, throwing his head back and swaying while singing in the church choir, raising/training/hunting bird dogs, playing and coaching baseball, fishing with grandchildren, throwing horseshoes, playing a lively game of cards, gardening, and above all being the rock of our family. Truly, "Big Papa" never met a stranger, and treated all people with respect. He met every challenge of his life, including his final battle with cancer, with courage, conviction, and the certainty of eternal life. We are so very proud of him. He was the son of the late Hiram and Carrie Lawson. He was preceded in death by two brothers; H.J. Lawson and Hubert Lawson. He is survived by his only love, best friend, and wife of 57 years, Evelyn Snow Lawson; one daughter, Donna and her husband, David Roach; two sons, Ronnie and his wife, Doris, Steve and his wife, Cherri; seven grandchildren, Chris, Scott and his wife, Polly, Dawn and her fiance', Caleb, Mollie and her husband, Greg Davis, Matthew Baber, David Lee Roach and his wife, Nicki, and Todd Kell and his wife, Taylor, seven great-grandchildren, Cory and mother Brittany, Mary Evelyn, DeAnna, Emma, Hanna, Meg and Haley; one sister, Genelle McMullen "the Rose"; two brothers, Eugene Lawson and Bernie Lawson, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Special thanks to niece Debbie Williams, a special person who was always there. Our family thanks Dr. David Morris and his staff, Janet and Darlene; Dr. Fagerli, Dr. Thomas and his staff, Terran and Pat; Hospice of the Piedmont; Greene County Rescue Squad, and the many dedicated nurses and staff that not only did their jobs, but did it with a sense of calling and care. In lieu of flowers, give your family a hug and tell them you love them. Family night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Ryan Funeral Home, Quinque. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with interment at Mitchell Davis Cemetery. Ryan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, Sat, May 7, 2005
WILLIAM MIKE LAWSON
William Mike "Bill" Lawson, 71, of Elkton, died May 6, 2005, at his home. Mr. Lawson was born July 8, 1933, at Swift Run near Elkton, and was the son of the late Mike S. and Minnie Williams Lawson. Mr. Lawson was a graduate of McGaheysville High School and Massanutten Vo-Tech. He was a manager at A.B. Torrence Construction for 21 years and a nurse for 30 years before retiring. He was an antique dealer at Rocky’s in Weyers Cave for a number of years. He was a member of the St. Stephen & the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at Rocky Bar, where he was the organist and choir director for 20 years. He served as an officer in the National Parent-Teacher Association. Mr. Lawson is survived by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Gloria "Sissy" Shifflett Lawson; two children, Keith Lawson, Elkton, Sharon DeBoever and Frank, Elkton; a brother, Newman Lawson, Delmar, Del.; three grandchildren, Heather, Joshua and Hannah; a great-grandchild, Alec. Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Rodgers, Oma Bateman; three brothers, Nelson Lawson, and two infant brothers. The Rev. Stuart Wood will conduct a graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in McGaheysville, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen & the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Rocky Bar. The family will receive friends following the memorial service. The family requests memorial contributions be made to your local Fire Dept. or Rescue Squad or your favorite charity. Services entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton.


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