Lawing, Kathleen, d. 1975 - Lawson, Edgar W., d. 1960

 

Lawing, Kathleen 21 Aug 1889 - 11 Feb 1975 OH 13 Feb 1975 p9

[Note: Daughter of  Robert Jasper & Mary Jane (Clark) Lawing]

OZARK - Miss Kathleen Lawing, 85, died this morning at the Christian County Nursing Home here after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Ozark before her retirement she was employed with Lyons Music Store in Springfield for many years. Miss Lawing was a member of the Ozark Christian Church. Surviving are six nieces and five nephews. Arrangements will be announced by Adams of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Kenneth 30 Sep 1894 - 6 Sep 1963  CCR 12 Sep 1963

[Note: Son of  Robert Jasper & Mary Jane (Clark) Lawing]

Kenneth Lawing, 69, a Borger, Texas, attorney, died Friday in a Borger hospital only a few hours after he was injured in a headon auto crash near Borger. Lawing, who practiced law at Borger for the past 17 years, was the youngest son of one of Ozark's earliest families, Robert and Mary Jane Lawing. The body was brought to Ozark for funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Harris Funeral Chapel. A long-time friend, O. K. Armstrong of Springfield, delivered the eulogy. Burial was in Weaver Cemetery, north of Ozark. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Tomlin of Shreveport, La., and four grandchildren; a brother, Paul Lawing of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Kathleen Lawing of Ozark and Mrs. Ethelyn Crowdus of Newark, N. J.; and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Roger Crain of Ozark. Among those from a distancewho attended funeral services Sunday were two private plane loads of his bar associates from Borger.

 

Lawing, Lavonia Magdalene (Payne) 23 May 1875 - 11 Nov 1957 CCR 14 Nov 1957 p5

[Note: Daughter of Abraham & Margaret Ann (Glenn) Payne; married Waldo W. Lawing 6 Mar 1873 - 9 Jun 1960]

Funeral services for Mrs. Lavonia Magdalene Lawing, 82, who died Monday morning, November 11 at her home in Ozark were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Selmore Christian Church with Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark. A member of the pioneer Abraham Payne family of Christian County, she was a native of Ozark and spent her entire life in this community.  In girlhood, she became a member of the Berea Christian Church later moved her membership to the Highlandville Christian Church and when the Selmore Christian Church was founded became a charter member of that congregation. She remained a faithful member there until her death.  Survivors include her husband, Waldo Lawing of Ozark; one daughter, Mrs. Lucile Blevins of Pomona, Calif; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Lawing of the home; one brother, Ralph Payne of Ozark, one sister, Mrs. Mollie Deffenderfer of Ozark; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death in January 1955, by a son, Allen Lawing and also by four brothers and one sister. Mr. and Mrs. Lawing and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this coming January 12.

 

Lawing, Malburn (Chaudoin) Gann 18 Oct 1898 - 8 Aug 1957  CCR 1 Aug 1957 p1

[Note: Daughter of James B. & Cordelia (McGinnis) Chaudoin; married 3 Sep 1922 CCM Ashel Gann 5 Apr 1897 - 16 Aug 1936; married 1954 Homer Lawing 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985; also a stone in Ozark Cemetery under name Gann]

Funeral services for Mrs. Malburn Lawing, 58 of Ozark who died Thursday, August 8, following a lengthy illness, were held Monday at the Chaffin Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. Charles McFall officiating, Burial was in Shipman Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. The daughter of J. B. and Cordelia Chaudoin, who was born in the Shady Grove community southeast of Ozark and was married to Ashel Gann in 1922, Mr. Gann preceded her in death in 1936, and in 1953 she was married to Homer Lawing who survives. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church. Other than the husband, survivors include two sons, Charles O. Gann of Independence, Mo. and Bob Gann of Wichita, Kan; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Cordelia Chaudoin of Ozark, two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Forgey of Monett, Mo. and Mrs. Lois Plank of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Marshall Mebridle 21 Dec 1854 - 11 Jun 1934 CCR 14 Jun 1934 p8

[Note: Son of Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing]

Marshall M. Lawing, age 79 ages, 5 months and 19 days, died Monday, June 11, 1934, from a severe heart attack, following a very serious injury, the result of a fall on June 1. He was born Dec. 21, 1854, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawing. He never married. In the early ears of his manhood he engaged in the stock buying and shipping business here and later went to St. Joseph where he worked for a packing house for several years. During the past few years he has lived with his sister, Mrs. Metta Stewart, just north of Ozark. Besides the sister, he is survived by two brothers, F.D. Lawing of Tulare, Calif., and W.E. Lawing of St. Joseph. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 12, at the T.B. Chaffin Undertaking Home with Rev. C.F. Green officiating. Burial was made in the Weaver cemetery north of Ozark under the direction of Mr. Chaffin.

 

Lawing, Martha Susan 18 Sep 1892 - 5 Feb 1910 CCR 10 Feb 1910 p1

[Note: Daughter of William Thomas & Rennie Margaret  (Webber) Lawing]

Died At the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lawing, four miles South East of Ozark Feb. 5, 1910, Martha Susie Lawing aged 17 years, 4 months and 16 days. The remains were laid to rest Sunday amid a large gathering of relatives and friends. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in this great bereavement.

 

Lawing, Mary Ann (Cox) 3 Mar 1860 - 22 May 1934 CCR 24 May 1934 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Parker & Elizabeth Caroline (Horn) Cox; married 30 Dec 1880 Samuel Sterling Lawing 24 Jun 1856 - 17 Apr 1932]

Mrs. Mary Ann Lawing, 74, widow of S.S. Lawing, died Tuesday afternoon in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Elliott, 455 South Market Ave., after a long illness. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a granddaughter, Mary Elliott; a son, Frank E. Lawing of Chicago; three sisters and three brothers. Born in Christian county near Ozark, she had lived in this region all her life, coming to Springfield five years ago. Mr. Lawing died two years ago. She was a member of the South National Avenue Church of Christ. Funeral services were held today, Thursday, with burial in the Weaver cemetery north of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Mary Jane (Clark) 16 Mar 1855 - 3 Apr 1945 CCR 5 Apr 1945 p1

[Note: Daughter of  Andrew J. & Sarah O. (Meyers) Clark - spelling from mortuary record; married  20 Mar 1972 CCM Robert Jasper Lawing 1852 - 14 Mar 1921]

Mrs. Mary Jane Lawing, 90, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Crain, 1411 North Jefferson, Springfield, Tuesday morning, April 3. Mrs. Lawing had been in critical health since last June. Born in Dallas, Texas, March 16, 1955, the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Sarah Meyers Clarke, she moved to the Ozark vicinity at the age of 11 years and lived there until moving to the home of her daughter in Springfield last fall. In 1872 she was united in marriage to Robert J. Lawing, who preceded her in death on March 14, 1921. She was converted at an early age and at the time of her death was the oldest living member of the Ozark Christian church. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Claribel Lawing Crain, Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. Annie Crain and Mrs. Ethlyn Crowdus of Springfield; and Miss Kathleen Lawing of Ozark; four sons, Charles F. Lawing, Tishomingo, Okla., H. Guy Lawing, Little Rock, Ark., Paul Clarke Lawing, Seattle, Wash., and Kenneth Lawing of Borger, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. U.F. Kerr of Springfield and Mrs. Lola Hawkins of Ozark and one brother, Howard Clarke of Oilton, Okla. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Michael of Springfield. Interment was made in the Weaver cemetery near Ozark.5/27/07

 

Lawing, Orville Leon “Buck” 23 Aug 1926 - 27 Mar 2000   CCH-N 5 April 2000

[Note: Son of Allen Abrham & Evelyn Maurine (Phillips) Lawing]

Orville "Buck" Leon Lawing, 73, of Yucaipa, CA. died Monday, March 27, 2000 at Redlands Community Hospital. Lawing, a native of Ozark, MO., lived in Yucaipa for 12 years. He was a retired cokeoven foreman at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA. and a World War II Navy Veteran. Survivors include two sons, Robert D. of Bremerton, WA., Jim L. of Rialto, CA., three daughters, RuthAnn Kingsford of San Bernardino, CA., Jane S. Guillen of Fontana, CA. and Judy L. Johnson of Fallon, NV; his sister, Maurine Young of Ozark, MO.; his aunt, Virginia Allen, of Kansas City, MO.; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The service was held at 10:45 a.m. at the Riverside National Cemetery, staging area four, on Tuesday, April 4. the cemetery is located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA. 92518.

 

Lawing, Paul Dombey May 1888 - 20 Feb 1940 CCR 22 Feb 1940 p1

[Note: Son of William Thomas & Rinnie Margaret (Webber) Lawing; married 14 Jan 1922 Emma Coin]

Paul Dombey Lawing of Marionville, MO, died at the Veteran’s hospital in Excelsior Springs, MO, February 20, 1940. He had been ill for some time but had only been in the hospital about a month. He was born in Ozark, MO and was the son of W.T. and Rinnie Lawing. He made his home in Ozark and in the Prospect community until some ten years ago, he moved to Marionville. He served overseas in the World War, first as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and later with the American Army in France. At the time of his first enlistment he lived in Canada but when the United States entered the war in 1917, he preferred to serve with his own countrymen, and was transferred to serve with the American Expeditionary Force at his own request. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Emma Lawing, two sons, Tom and Joe Dombey, a daughter Alice Louise, his mother, Mrs. Rinnie Lawing of Pomona, CA, four brothers, Andrew and Herbert of California Horace of Kirkwood, MO, Homer of the U.S. Marines, three sisters, Mrs. T.O. Bodenhamer of San Bernardino, CA, Mrs. Chas. McCulloch, of Rexburg, Idaho, and Mrs. R.R. Hartley of Ozark, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church in Marionville, Friday afternoon at 2 pm with burial [OBIT INCOMPLETE]

 

Lawing, Rinnie Margaret (Webber) 29 Feb 1864 - 16 Mar 1953  CCR 19 Mar 1953 p8

[Note: Daughter of William Walter & Margaret Frances “Fannie” (Harrison) Webber; married 6 Oct 1884 William Thomas Lawing 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928]

Mrs. Rinnie Margaret Lawing was born near Mt. Vernon, Ill. February 29, 1864, the daughter of William and Francis Webber, and passed away at her home in Ozark on Monday, March 16, 1953. She was united in marriage to William Thomas Lawing on November 6, 1884, and to this union nine children were born. Her husband and three children preceded her in death. Mrs. Lawing spent most of her life in the Ozark community and was well known throughout the vicinity. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Bodenhamer, San Bernardino, Calif, Mrs. Dora McCullough, Rexburg, Idaho, Mrs. Blanche Hartley, Ozark; three sons, Herbert S. Lawing, Pasadena, Calif., Horace C. Lawing., Kirkwood, Mo and Homer H. Lawing of the home in Ozark; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Chaffin Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. E. C. Widel officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery.

 

Lawing, Robert Jasper 1852 - 14 Mar 1921 CCR 18 Mar 1921 p1

[Note: Son of  Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks  (McDaniel) Lawing; married 20 Mar 1872 CCM  Mary Jane Clark 16 Mar 1855 - 3 Apr 1945]

Robert J. Lawing, aged 69 years died march 14th, at State Hospital No. 3 of Nevada, Missouri, having been an inmate of the institution about 17 years. The remains were shipped to the Ozark Undertaking Co., arriving in Springfield Tuesday night and brought to Ozark that night in the hearse. Funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by a life long friend of the family, Rev. John R. Roberts of Springfield, with burial in the Weaver cemetery two miles north of the city. The deceased, together with others of the family were pioneer residents of Christian county. He leaves the widow, five daughters and four sons, all of whom were present expect one son.

 

Lawing, Samuel Ralph 18 Mar 1884 - 12 Sep 1923  CCR 7 Sep 1923 p1

[Note: Son of Samuel Sterling & Mary Ann (Cox) Lawing; married Dorothy Clara 5 Sep 1888 - 29 Nov 1918; married ? ]

Mr. Ralph Lawing, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Lawing, living two miles north of Ozark, died in Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday morning, caused from blood poisoning from affected tonsils. Mrs. Lawing, his mother and sister, Mrs. Jessie Lawing Elliot and Frank left Springfield at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday morning for Wichita. The body will be shipped to Springfield and funeral services will be held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Elliot at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning with interment in the Weaver cemetery, two miles north of Ozark. Mr. Lawings’ home was in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he was employed by the White Eagle Oil Co., and together with his wife was on a business trip to Wichita, Kansas when he was taken sick. The Lawing family are old and highly respected residents of the Ozark community and have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.

 

Lawing, Samuel Sterling 24 Jun 1856 - 17 Apr 1932 CCR 21 Apr 1932 p9

[Note: Son of Robert Preston & Margaret Brooks (McDaniel) Lawing,; married 30 Dec 1880 Mary Ann Cox 3 Mar 1860 - 22 May 1934]

Funeral services for Samuel S. Lawing, 76, veteran Ozarks farmer who had lived the past three years in Springfield, who died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Elliott, 1042 East Grand street, were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Nation Avenue Church of Christ, the Reverend L.O. Sanderson officiating. Burial was made in the Weaver cemetery, two miles north of Ozark, under the direction of T.B. Chaffin of Ozark. Mr. Lawing is survived by three brothers, M.M. Lawing of Ozark, F.V. Lawing of Tulare, CA, and W.E. Lawing of St. Joseph, MO, and by one sister, Mrs. Motta Stewart of Ozark.

 

Lawing, Sarah Doris (Tennis) 10 May 1914 – 13 Mar 1991  NN-E 21 Mar 1991

[Note: Daughter of Thomas I. & Anna Vitginia (Montgomery) Tennis; married Homer H. Lawing 2 Jul 1905 - 31 Jan 1985]

Sarah Doris Lawing, 76, Ozark, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1991, in Springfield Community Hospital. She was born in Ozark May 10, 1914, to Thomas Tennis and Anna Montgomery. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer. She is survived by five nephews, Larry Harris, Springfield, Thomas Harris, Rogers, Ark., John Harris, Independence; Howard Harris, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Leslie Tennis, Cedar Creek. Services were Saturday in Harris Colonial Chapel, Ozark, with David Howard officiating. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery.

 

Lawing, Waldo W. 6 Mar 1873 - 9 Jun 1960 CCR 16 Jun 1960 p5

[Note: married  Lavonia Magadalena Payne; also had a son, Allen Abraham Lawing]

Funeral services for Waldo W. Lawing, 88, a longtime resident of the Ozark community, who died last Thursday, June 9, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Blevins of Ontario, Calif, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Selmore Christian Church. Burial was in Selmore Cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Chapel of Ozark. He was a member of the Selmore Christian Church. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Alma Baker who lives in California; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

 

Lawing, William Thomas 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928 CCR 6 Dec 1928 p1

[Note: Son of  William Andrew & Angeline Ross (Weaver) Lawing; married 20 Feb 1873 CCM  Fannie G. Borough 26 Feb 1858 - 19 Mar 1877; married  6 Nov 1884 Rinna Margaret Webber 29 Feb 1864 - 16 Mar 1953]

W. T. Lawing died at his home in Ozark, December 3rd at 12:45 a.m. aged 77 years, 7 months and 16 days. The funeral services were held Wednesday, December 5th at 1:30 p.m. at the Prospect church with Rev. Steve Bilyeu officiating, with burial in the Prospect cemetery under the direction of T. B. Chaffin.

AND

Lawing, William Thomas 17 Apr 1851 - 3 Dec 1928 CCR 6 Dec 1928

William T. Lawing, son of William Andrew Lawing and Angeline Weaver Lawing was born in Ozark, Mo. In a house located east of the present site of the Hawkins bro. Mill dam. April 17, 1851 and died at his home in Ozark at 12:45 a./m. Monday, December 3, 1928, aged 77 years, 7 months and 16 days. Prior to his death, he enjoyed the distinction of being the oldest living native of Ozark who resided in the city. He joined the Christian church at an early age and at the age of twenty, was married to Fannie Burroughs. To this union were born two children, one son, dying in infancy, and a daughter, Myrtle Aven, of Bingham Canyon, Utah, surviving. Mrs. Lawing passed away March 12, 1877. In 1884, he was married to Rinnie Webber and to this union were born nine children: Andrew of Los Angeles; Dombey, of Ozark; Lillian Bodenhamer, of San Bernardino; Dora McCullah, of Rexberg, Idaho; Herbert, of Los Angeles; Martha Susan, who died in 1910; Blanche Hartley, of Ozark; Horace, of Springfield, and Homer of Ozark. At his bedside at the time of death were Dombey, Blanche, Horace and Homer. He leaves the widow, who was in California at the time of death; eight children, twenty grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

Lawing, William Thomas “Tom”, Rev. 10 Jul 1923 - 31 Dec 2005 SN-L  4 Jan 2006

Memorial services for Rev. Tom Lawing, of Marionville, will be on Friday, January 6, 2006, in the Ozarks Methodist Manor Chapel in Marionville, under the direction of the Williams Funeral Home of Marionville, at 10 a.m. Rev. Lawing passed away at 12:36 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 82. There will be no visitation. His body has been donated to the Dept. of Anatomy, School of Science, University of Missouri, Columbia.

 

Lawing, William Andrew 17 Nov 1818 - 11 Jul 1902 CCR 17 Jul 1902

[Note: Son of Robert & Mary Ann (Sublett) Lawing; married  20 Jul 1847 Angeline Ross Weaver 1 May 1823 - 13 Jan 1912]

Wm. A. Lawing, one of the oldest, most prominent and respected citizens of Christian County, died at his home three miles South of Ozark July 11th and was buried at the Weaver cemetery on July 12th, 1902. Services were conducted by Elder T. A. Foster and a large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance at the funeral. Deceased was positive in his conviction, of large sympathy public spirited, and during the was so secession he was a union man in whom was no guile. He risked life and property for the flag, and was a member of the Missouri legislature in 1862. During his early life, he was a great traveler and saw much of the world. In July 1847, he married Angeline Weaver who survives him and located in Christian Co., from which time forward there was no place like home; and no pleasure as he had with wife and children. To him Christian Co. owes much. He was a millwright and built many of the mills in this County and encouraged whet culture and lived to see the fruits of his labor, for in this year the County had harvested a vast acreage of very fine wheat. He was the father of ten children. Seven of these survive, Wm. T., Mrs. B. A. Wrightsman, Mrs. Lelia Bain, and Mrs. Addie Hammond, all residents of this County; John R., who lives in Colorado, and Mrs. L. H. Crawford and Mrs. Blanche Horn of St. Louis. T. L. Robertson is a son-in-law. The widow is 78 years old and the breaking of the bonds if a companionship of 55 years puts out the light of her life and leaves her lonely in the years remaining to her. She will go to her daughters in St. Louis. Wm. A. Lawing was 83 years old at his death. His family, friends and neighbors have the satisfaction of knowing that his was a useful life and that he will be remembered for the good he did.

 

Lawrence, Absolom P. 3 Sep 1854 - 30 Dec 1930 CCR 1 Jan 1931 p1

[Note: Son of John & Elizabeth (Greene) Lawrence; married Sarah Weese; born Ohio; died Carthage, MO; no MODC record found]

Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of A.P. Lawrence, father of Mrs. B.O. Womble, which occurred at a hospital in Carthage. Mr. Lawrence was operated on some weeks ago. Mrs. Womble was at his bedside. Funeral services and burial were held Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Womble and family driving over Wednesday morning

 

Lawrence, Barbara (Crosswhite? Langwell?) Millstead Melton 6 Sep 1933 - 27 Jan 2008 SN-L 29 Jan 2008 & CCH-N 6 Jan 2008

[Note: married Bert C. Millstead 11 Jun 1929 - 26 May 1993; married James Clell Melton, Jr. 1 Jun 1935 - 10 Jan 1997; married 11 Oct 1997 Everett William “Bill” Lawrence 18 May 1923 - 24 Mar 2007]

Barbara Lawrence, 74, Oldfield, was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Springfield, and passed away Sun., Jan. 27, 2008, in Springfield. She was a homemaker and had worked for Ben Franklin for several years. Barbara was a member of High Street Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Bert C. Millstead, Clell Jr. Melton and Everett Bill Lawrence; sister-in-law Peggy Langwell; and brother, Keith Alvin Crosswhite. She is survived by her children, Debbie and Gary Arnn, Cathy and Larry Sanders, Mickey and Sherry Millstead, and Gary and Keely Millstead; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a brother, Karl Langwell; and a very special friend, Lloyd Burks, who stayed by her side to the very end. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30, in Greenlawn North Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 29, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North.

 

Lawrence, Blanche June 14 Mar 1904 -  3 Feb 1990  OH 8 Feb 1990

[Note: married Henry Lawrence 8 Oct 1908 - Jul 1983]

Blanche June Lawrence, 85, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 1990, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, following a short illness. Born in Greenfield, Mo., she lived for 40 years in Calif. before returning to the area 15 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1983. Survivors include her sister, Fonda Adams of Springfield; a sister-in-law, Reta Hampton of Ava; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on Feb. 5 in Goodhope Cemetery with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Braz Daniel,  II 26 Jun 1933 - 13 Jul 1999  CCH-N 21 Jul 1999

[Note: Son of Braz Daniel  & Cuby (Hopkins) Lawrence; married 12 Jun 1957 Carol Louise Mason]

Braz Daniel Lawrence II, 66, of Nixa, died Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born June 26, 1933 in Springfield and was the son of Braz Daniel  and Cuby (Hopkins) Lawrence. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 12, 1957 he and Carol Louise Mason were married. Mr. Lawrence was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal System and most recently was employed by SMSU as a security guard. He was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Nixa. He was very committed to the church he loved. Survivors include: his wife, Carol; two children, Braz Daniel Lawrence III, and his wife Lynn, Springfield, and Danetta Lawrence, Nixa; a grandson who he dearly loved, Braz Daniel Lawrence IV; a brother, Don Lawrence, Springfield; a sister, Vinita McMahon, Wichita, Kansas; a sister-in-law, Haze, Lawrence St. Louis; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Altic, Brighton, and John Harris, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Ruby Altic and Pat Harris, and a brother, John Lawrence. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Thursday, July 15, in Aldersgate United Methodist Church with Rev. Lee Strawhun officiating. Burial was in Hazelwood Cemetery, Springfield under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. The Veterans Memorial Team provided military honors. The family wishes to thank the St. John's ReHab Staff for their friendship and care during the time Mr. Lawrence spent there. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church for the Braz Lawrence Memorial Fund.

 

Lawrence, Burnie B. 20 Sep 1895 - 8 Nov 1968

[Note: married Nellie C. Tharp 10 Oct 1902 - 8 Jul 1971]

Funeral services will be Monday for Burnie B. Lawrence, 73, a longtime Route 2, Crane resident who died Friday morning of apparent food poisoning while visiting a son in Great Bend, Kan. It was ruled Mr. Lawrence died of accidental food poisoning after apparently eating some contaminated food while traveling to Kansas, according to funeral home attendants. Survivors include his wife Nellie, of the home here; four sons, Clifford and Gerald both of Republic, Robert, Sylmar, Calif., and David, Great Bend, three daughters, Mrs. Sharon Merritt, Stotts City, Mrs. Susan Hooten, Route 1 Billings, and Mrs. Muriel Rosewurn, Crane; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hurley High School auditorium, with the Rev. Ora Short officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Clever, under direction of Cantrell of Clever.

Note: this clipping from the collection of Lula (Rogers) Gardner has a handwritten date of 1968 on it.

 

Lawrence, Clarice Ethel (Langley) 17 Oct 1925 - 24 Sep 2007 SN-L 27 Sep 2007

[Note: Daughter of Thomas Granville & Mary Ethel (  ) Langley; married 7 Aug 1946 Clifford Leo Lawrence]

Clarice Ethel Lawrence, Republic, died in her home September 24, 2007, at the age of 81 years. She was born October 17, 1925, in Hurley, Mo., to Thomas Granville and Mary Ethel Langley. Clarice was a member of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church for 66 years. She was married to Clifford Leo Lawrence on August 7, 1946, in Columbus, Kansas. Together they raised five children. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandchild. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Lawrence, of the home; her children and their spouses, Loren and Connie Pope, Hurley, Joe and JoAnn Lawrence, Marionville, Dennis and Ernestine Lawrence, Aurora, Mary and Herb Forester, Billings, and Kathy and Shannon Kelly, Republic; a sister, Lillie Jackson, Crane; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2007, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Elder Steve Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Clever. The funeral home will be open until 7 p.m. this evening. Online condolences may be made at www.meadors funeralhome.com.

 

Lawrence, Clifford Leo 25 Jun 1922 - 31 Oct 2011 CCH-N 9 Nov 2011

[Note: Son of Burnie & Nellie (Tharp) Lawrence; married Clarice Langley]

            Clifford Leo Lawrence was born June 25, 1922 to Burnie and Nellie Tharp Lawrence in Omaha, Ark. He departed this life October 31, 2011 at home in Republic, Mo., surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Clarice Langley Lawrence; his mother and father; three brothers, David, Robert and Gerald Lawrence; two sisters, Muril Taylor and Sharon Merrit; a son in law, Herbert Forester; and a great-grandson, Jonathon. He is survived by his sister Susan Hooten of Crane; five children, Loren Pope and his wife Connie of Hurley, Joe Lawrence and his wife JoAnn of Marionville, Dennis Lawrence and his wife Ernestine of Aurora, Mary Forester of Billings, and Kathy Kelly and husband Shannon of Republic; 16 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. A WWII veteran, he lived in Republic for the last 48 years. Clifford worked as a general contractor, building and remodeling homes for many years, and then worked for the Republic School system as a maintenance man until he retired. He was an avid gardener, with a gentle and giving heart. He was devoted to his family, and his home was always open and full of love. He was a lifelong member, and Deacon, of the Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church in Hurley. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, in the funeral home. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow the service in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Clever. Contributions may be made to People Helping People of Republic. Online condolences may be made at www.meadorsfuneralhome.com.


Lawrence, Della 2 Mar 1899 - 23 Sep 1979 OH 27 Sep 1979 p11

Services for Mrs. Della Lawrence, 80, Marionville, mother of Donald Lawrence of Chadwick, were held Wednesday in the Bradford-Surridge Chapel with burial in the IOOF Cemetery in Marionville. Mrs. Lawrence died Monday in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Monett.

 

Lawrence, Donald Eugene 1928 - 8 Feb 2010 SN-L 10 Feb 2010

[Note: Son of ? & Della (  ) Lawrence; married Juanita Gold 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006]

Donald Eugene Lawrence, 81, Chadwick, Mo., passed away Monday, February 8, 2010, in North Park Village, Ozark. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 13, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation will be Friday, February 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, February 13, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Lawrence, Donald Eugene 1928 - 8 Feb 2010 CCH-N 17 Feb 2010

Donald Eugene Lawrence, 81, Chadwick, passed away Feb. 8, 2010, in North Park Village, Ozark. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation was held Feb. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.  Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 13, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Everett William "Bill" 18 May 1923 - 24 Mar 2007 CCH-N 4 Apr 2007

[Note: Son of Lloyd & Maggie (Williams) Lawrence; married 25 Aug 1939 Elma Adams; married 11 Oct 1997 Barbara 6 Sep 1933 - 27 Jan 2008 m/1 Millstead  & m/2 Melton]

Everett William "Bill" Lawrence, 83, Oldfield, passed away Saturday morning, March 24, 2007, in his home.  He was born May 18, 1923, in Douglas County near the Merritt Community, the son of Lloyd and Maggie (Williams) Lawrence. On Aug. 25, 1939, he was united in marriage to Elma Adams and to this union four children were born. On Oct. 11, 1997, he was united in marriage to Barbara Melton. Everett was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Elma Lawrence, two brothers Johnny and Edgar Lawrence, and a great-grandson, Zephan Lawrence. Everett is survived by his wife, Barbara; his four children, Martha Stillings-Booth of Ava, Kathy Tate of Tucson, Ariz., Lloyd Lawrence and wife Sue of Lindale, Texas, Linda Jean Chapman and husband Danny of Sparta, Tenn.; one adopted daughter, Mindy Snodgrass of Florida; seven step-children, Micky Millstead, Gary Millstead, Debbie Arnn, Cathy Sanders, Bob Felty, Sally Felty and Russell Yates; one sister Mary Lee Johnson of Maysville; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and many caring friends. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in West Huffman Cemetery, Ava, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Mark Hatcher officiating. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2007, in Barnes Family Funeral Home. ©Ozarks Newsstand 2007

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Lawrence, Everett William “Bill” 1923 - 24 Mar 2007 SN-L 26 Mar 2007

Everett William "Bill" Lawrence, 83, Oldfield, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2007, in his home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in West Huffman Cemetery, Ava. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

 

Lawrence, Gerald W. 4 May 1936 - 26 Mar 2004 SN-L 28 Mar 2004

[Note: Son of Burnie B. & Nellie C. (Tharp) Lawrence; married 1986 Pat]

Gerald W. Lawrence, 67, Marionville, passed away at 12:35 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2004, at his home. He was born May 4, 1936, in Stone County, Mo. the fourth son of Burnie and Nellie (Tharp) Lawrence. His parents; a brother, David Lawrence; and two sisters, Muril Roswurm and Sharon Merritt, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Pat; five children, Steve Lawrence, Austin, Texas, Jason Lawrence, Marionville, Mo., Michele Currin and Tina Dicken, both of Springfield, and Deborah Ann Young, Harrisburg; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Clifford Leo Lawrence, Republic, and Bob Lawrence, Carson City, Nev.; a sister, Susan Hooten, Crane; and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2004, in Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, with Elder Bill Woods officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, south of Clever. The casket will be closed at all times. .

 

Lawrence, Henry 8 Oct 1908 - 2 Jul 1983 OH 7 Jul 1983 p2

[Note: married Blanche]

Graveside services for Henry Lawrence, 74, Springfield, were held July 6 in Goodhope Cemetery in Douglas County with the Rev. James “Hobo” Applegate officiating. Burial was under direction of Adams of Ozark. Mr. Lawrence died July 3 in Cox Medical Center after a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Blanche; and two brothers, Leonard Hampton, Ava and Clyde Hampton, Mountain View.

 

Lawrence, Inice Irene (Maggard) 28 Feb 1924 - 6 Nov 2005 SN-L 8 Nov 2005 & SN-L 9 Nov 2005

[Note: Daughter of Caleb & Nancy (Huff) Maggard; married 9 Feb 1941 Richard L. Lawrence 11 Oct 1921 -  Dec 2003 ]

Inice Irene Lawrence, daughter of Caleb Maggard and Nancy Huff Maggard, was born on February 28, 1924, in Ava, Mo., and went to her Heavenly home on Nov. 6, 2005, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 81 years. Inice was a lifetime resident of the Ava community. She had lived for the past three months in Ozark to be with her family. On February 9, 1941, Inice and Richard L. Lawrence were united in marriage in Douglas County, Mo., and to this union one daughter was born. Inice was a Dairy Farmer for 60 years working alongside her husband. She was a member of the Highlonesome Missionary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard, in 2003. She is survived by a daughter, Genevieve Garland, a granddaughter, raised in the home, JaDonna Rice, both of Ozark, Mo.; two grandchildren, Cecilia and Melinda; four great-grandchildren, Dandy, Jeremy, Candy and Tonya; three great-great grandchildren, Bailey, Lucie and Quentin; two brothers, Arthur Maggard, Springfield, Mo., and Jim Maggard, Willard, Mo.; five sisters, Lois Fitzgerald, Bettendorf, Iowa; Tennie Williams, McPherson, Kan.; Madena Faye Hall, Springfield, Mo.; Gladys Huff and Francis Montgomery, both of Ozark, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at 10 a.m. in the Clinkingbeard Chapel, Ava, with the Rev. Tom Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Ava Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, in the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.

 

Lawrence, John T. 24 Sep 1925 - 16 Jun 1991   NN-E 20 Jun 1991

John T. Lawrence, 65, Clever, was found dead Sunday evening, June 16, 1991, in his home. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Republic VFW Post No. 4593. He loved animals, bird watching, fishing and the outdoors. He is survived by a brother, Bill Lawrence, Billings; two sisters, Mary Lawrence, Kansas City, and Helen Cole, Springfield; and nieces and nephews. Graveside services were Wednesday morning in Springfield National Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post No. 676 and VFW posts No. 3404 and No. 693. Services and burial were under direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society.

 

Lawrence, Juanita (Gold) 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006 SN-L 29 Jan 2006

[Note: married Donald Eugene Lawrence 14 Feb 1928 - 8 Feb 2010

Juanita (Gold) Lawrence, 75, of Chadwick, passed away Friday, January 27, 2006, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation will follow the memorial service Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. Services under the direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Lawrence, Juanita (Gold) 21 Feb 1930 - 27 Jan 2006 CCH-N 8 Feb 2006

            Juanita (Gold) Lawrence, 75, Chadwick, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, in her home surrounded by her loving family. Juanita was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Crane to Robert and Bea (Davis) Gold. On Sept. 26, 1948, she was united in marriage to Donald Eugene Lawrence and they were blessed with one son and three daughters. Juanita was a very active member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ozark. She had a strong hope in the scripture Psalm 37:29 “The righteous themselves will possess the earth and they will reside forever upon it.” Her greatest joy was caring for her husband of 57 years, working on their farm, gardening and sharing time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one grandchild. Juanita is survived by her loving husband Don; one son, Jim Lawrence and wife Brenda of Halltown; three daughters, Sandra Diamond and husband, Larry of Sparta, Rebecca Denny and husband Slim of Moses Lake, Washington and Jane Nickols and husband Nick of Chadwick; one brother, Roy Gold; one sister, Ann Harris; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Ozark. Visitation followed the memorial service Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. A graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 30, in Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Mo. under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. 


Lawrence, Richard L. 11 Oct 1921 - 25 Dec 2003 SN-L 28 Dec 2003

[Note: Son of James R. & Gertrude (Melton) Lawrence; married 9 Feb 1941 Inice Maggard]

Richard L. Lawrence, the son of James R. Lawrence and Gertrude Melton Lawrence was born on Oct. 11, 1921, in Douglas County, Mo., and departed this life Dec. 25, 2003, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 14 days. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Ava area. Richard was employed with Douglas County as a grader operator for 19 years. He was also a retired dairy farmer. On Feb. 9, 1941, Richard and Inice Maggard were united in marriage in Douglas County, and to this union a daughter, Genevieve, was born. They were also blessed to raise granddaughter JaDonna in their home. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. Survivors include his wife, Inice, of the home; a daughter, Genevieve Garland, Ozark, Mo.; granddaughter JaDonna Rice and husband Wayne, Ozark; two granddaughters, Cecilia and Melinda; four great-grandchildren, Dandy, Jeremy, Candy and Tonya; three great-great grandchildren, Bailey, Lucie and Quentin; one sister, Ada Wilson, Springfield; one brother, Sam Lawrence, Oldfield, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Johnson and Rev. Woody Coonce officiating. Interment will follow in Ava Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.

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Lawrence, Richard L. 11 Oct 1921 - 25 Dec 2003 SN-L 29 Dec 2003

Richard L. Lawrence, 82, Ava, a grader operator and retired dairy farmer, died Dec. 25, 2003. Services are 10 a.m. today in Clinkingbeard Funeral Home with burial in Ava Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Albert S. 28 Dec 1867 -1 Oct 1930 CCR 9 Oct 1930

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson]

Albert S. Lawson, who for over a score of years has been a resident of Jenks, died early Wednesday morning at a Tulsa hospital where he was taken Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Lawson was one of the best known men in this community, having lived her since 1910. He was active in all civic work of the community, and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances. Albert S. Lawson was born in Greenfield, Mo., Dec. 28, 1867. At the age of 18 years he was united with the Baptist church. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Jenks and was an active worker in that organization. Burial was made in Broken Arrow cemetery. Mr. Lawson was an active member of the Masonic and I.O.O.F. lodges in this city and was recognized throughout the State as a leader in those organizations. In the Masonic order he had attained the rank of the 32nd Degree. Members of the Jenks A.F.&A.M. lodge acted as pallbearers  and his associates in life members of the I.O.O.F. order conducted the burial services at the grave. Out of town relatives attending the services were E.W. Lawson of Highlandville, Mo.; R.K. Lawson of Edmond, Okla.; S.G. Lawson, Norman, Okla.; Dora Dunham, Oklahoma City; Homer Dunham and wife, Rollo Dunham, Frank Dunham, R.J. Dunham, Paul Dunham of Springfield, Mo.; Wade Lawson and son Junior; Arthur Lawson and Ralph Lawson and wife, all of Marie, Okla.; and his life time friend, Chas. Shelton of Ozark, Mo. A brother, W.T. Lawson, son and daughter of Clovis, N.M., and J.J. Lawson of Jones, Okla., were unable to attend the last rites. Albert Lawson was a friend of all who knew him and in his passing Jenks loses a valuable and worthy citizen. His death comes as a shock to the entire community and this paper joins with countless numbers of friends in expressing sympathy to the bereaved relatives. -- Jenks (Okla.) Messenger of Sept. 18, 1930. Many people in Christian county will know Albert Lawson as he lived in this county all of his life until 1900, when he went to Oklahoma and has lived there since that time.

 

Lawson, Allyn Bradley 4 Sep 1976 - 11 Aug 1993 OH 18 Aug 1993

[Note: Son of Maynard & Edna (Garrison) Lawson]

Bradley Allyn Lawson, 16, Ozark, died at 12:08 p.m. Aug. 11, 1993 at Cox South. He was born Sept. 4, 1976 in Springfield, the son of Maynard Lawson, Springfield, and Edna Garrison, Ozark. He was a student at Ozark High School. He attended Noble General Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by grandfathers, Leonard Lawson and Ed Garrison, and one sister, Stacey. Survivors include his parents, Maynard Lawson and Edna Garrison; one brother, Dustin Lawson, Ozark; one sister, Kristen Lawson, Ozark; maternal grandmother, Eva Garrison, Ava; paternal grandmother, Bonnie Lawson, Noble. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 14, at Clinkingbeard Chapel with the Rev. Paul Welch officiating. Burial was in Thornfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes.

 

Lawson, Alta J. (Potter) Lawson Deffendefer 15 Feb 1891-17 Aug 1950 CCR 24 Aug 1950

[Note: Daughter of  Christopher Columbus & Mary Elizabeth (Fondren) Potter; married 1914 Null B. Lawson 20 Mar 1882 - 16 Aug 1942; married ? Deffenderfer; mortuary record under Deffenderfer; tombstone under Lawson]

Mrs. Alta Potter Lawson, former Ozark resident, died Thursday, August 17, at her home in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 59 years old. Mrs. Lawson was born February 15, 1891, the daughter of C.C. and Mary Potter. In 1914 she was married to N.B. Lawson, who preceded her in death eight years ago. Mrs. Lawson moved to Los Angeles following her husband’s death. She was a member of the Christian Church at Sparta. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Forgey and Mrs. Bill Reed; a niece, Mrs. Milburn Bilyeu, and a nephew, Billy Forgey, all of Ozark. Funeral services were held in the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. R.F. Musgrave officiating. Burial was in the Linden cemetery. Pallbearers were Bill Forgey, Milburn Bilyeu, Fred Galloway, John Fondren, John Lawson, and Glen Lawson.

 

Lawson, Amanda E. (Johnson) Aug 1885 - 5 Sep 1968  CCR 12 Sep 1968 p8

[Note: Daughter of Oliver P. & Nancy E. Johnson; married 1 Feb 1903 James Alexander “Alex” Lawson 15 Dec 1876 - 5 Apr 1966]

Mrs. Amanda Lawson, 84, died at 7 a.m. Thursday at her home in Sparta after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Sparta and a member of the Baptist Church there, she was the widow of Alex Lawson, a well-known farmer who died in 1966. Mrs. Lawson is survived by one son, Arnold, Kansas City, Kan.; four daughters, Mrs. Mamie Lee, Sparta, Mrs. Bessie Gann, Ozark, Mrs. Ona Bumgarner, Republic, Mrs. Effie Jennings, Springfield; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sparta Baptist Church with the Revs. Roscoe Harding and Connie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery near Rogersville under direction of Harris of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Amos 29 Apr 1872 - 12 Aug 1940 CCR 15 Aug 1940 p5

[Note: Son of James B. & Malinda (?) Lawson; married Mary E. "Mollie" Burchett 1873 - 3 Aug 1937]

Amos Lawson was born in Virginia on April 29, 1872. He passed away at his home, four miles north of Ozark on Monday, August 12, 1940 at 10 pm, following a short illness. He was 68 years, three months and 13 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Burchett, and to this union was born one son, Emmit Lawson, of Springfield, MO, who survives. His wife, Mrs. Mary E. Lawson, preceded him in death on August 3, 1937. Other survivors beside the son, include two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Campbell of Sparta and Mrs. Nettie Willis of Rogersville; and by three brothers, Null, Alex and Burdine Lawson all of Sparta. He is also survived by numerous other relatives and friends, who mourn his departure. He has been a long time resident of this community, having come to Missouri from Tennessee in 1904. He was for many years, a deacon of the Smyrna Baptist Church, and was very active in church work. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 14, 1940 at 2:30 p.m. in the Smyrna Baptist church with the Rev. Lynn V. Swadley of Rogersville officiating. Interment was made in the Linden cemetery under the direction of the Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.

 

Lawson, Arthur “Buck” 29 Oct 1913 - 17 Jul 1993 OH 21 Jul 1993

[Note: Son of  Berdine D. & Margaret Ann "Maggie" (Stone) Lawson; married 15 Apr 1937 (another source says 13 Apr 1939) Flora Elene Bilyeu 13 Sep 1917 - 19 Mar 1999]

Arthur “Buck” Lawson, 79, Sparta, died at 10:24 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 1993 in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born Oct. 29, 1913 in Christian County, the son of Burdine and Maggie Stone Lawson. He was united in marriage on April 15, 1937 in Ava, to Elene Bilyeu. He was a lifelong resident of the Sparta and Christian County area. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and a retired cattle farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jack, Jim, and Glenn Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Elene; a son, Jerry and his wife, Kathlyn Lawson, Nixa; a brother, John, and his wife, Shelby Lawson, Sparta; a sister, Gladys McDaniel and her husband, George, Sparta; two grandsons, Scott, and his wife, Cindy Lawson, Springfield, and Bradley D. Lawson, also of Springfield. Services were held Tuesday, July 20, in Harris, a Heritage Funeral Home, Ozark with the Rev. Art Blume officiating. Burial followed in Linden Cemetery.

 

Lawson, Billie J. 8 Sep 1934 -  3 Feb 1991  NN-E 7 Feb 1991

[Note: married Dean Lawson]

Billie J. Lawson, 56, Sparta, died at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 1991, in St. John's Regional Health Care Center, Springfield. Lawson, a native of Ava, had lived in Sparta for the past eight years. She was an employee of the Apple Tree Restaurant. Survivors include her husband, Dean; two sons, Jeff Lawson, Oldfield, and Chris Lawson, Sparta; a sister, Shirley Marrow, Kansas City; two brothers, Max Irwin, Ava, and David Wilson, Springfield; and three grandchildren, Cabin, Coby and Cyrana Lawson. Services were Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Kenneth Lupton officiating. Music was provided by the Glory Bound Quartet. Burial was in Burnham Cemetery, near Willow Springs: Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Sparta.

 

Lawson, Burdine D. 7 Aug 1874 - 9 Jan 1957 CCR 10 Jan 1957 p1

[Note: Son of James B. & Melinda (  ) Lawson; married 13 Dec 1898 CCM Margaret Ann “Maggie” Stone 20 May 1881 - 7 Jan 1952]

Funeral services for Burdine Lawson, 82, a well-known Christian County farmer who died January 9 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield were held January 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with Rev, Bishop officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. Mr. Lawson came to Missouri at the age of 19 and was married in 1898 to Miss Maggie Stone who preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gladys McDaniel of Rogersville; five sons, Buck Lawson, Jack Lawson, Glen Lawson and Jim Lawson, all of Sparta and John Lawson of Ozark; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Elic Lawson of Sparta; and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Campbell of Springfield.

 

Lawson, Charles Emit 1 Sep 1894 - 25 Aug 1941 CCR 28 Aug 1941 p1

[Note: Son of Amos & Mary E. “Mollie” (Burchett) Lawson; married Edith]

Charles E. Lawson of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died Monday night at Springfield during a softball game in which he was playing. His death was attributed to a heart attack suffered after he felt ill during the game and returned to the bench. He was 46 years old, a driver for the Lippman Baking Company, and had often played softball in the Springfield and amateur teams. He is survived by his wife, Edith. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Pythian Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield, with Rev. W.L. Murdaugh officiating, assisted by the Rev. Wayne Rosecrans.

 

Lawson, Edgar W. 23 Dec 1878 - 30 May 1960  CCR 2 Jun 1960 p1

[Note: Son of James Harvey & Sarah Elizabeth (James) Lawson; married Rachel White]

Funeral services for Edgar Lawson, 81, a well-known resident of the Highlandville community, who died Monday night at Doctors Memorial Hospital, Springfield were held at 2 p.m. today in the Highlandville Baptist Church with Rev. Roscoe Harding and Rev. Bill Mabury officiating. Burial was in Highlandville Cemetery under direction of Harris of Nixa. A farm and lifelong resident of the county, he was an active Republican and for many years served on the county central committee. He was a member of Highlandville Baptist Church which he served as deacon for 52 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rachel Lawson  of the home east of Highlandville; three sons, Wade Lawson of Springfield, Glenn Lawson of the home and Rev. Robert Lawson of Maryville, Mo; a daughter, Mrs. Enid Murphy of Wichita, Kan; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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