Robert Earl Lawrence

Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Funeral services for Robert Earl Lawrence,of Monticello, are 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at MonticelloBaptist Church. Riverwood Family Funeral Service is in charge ofarrangements.

    Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church.

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    Mr. Lawrence, 75, died July 2, 2011, at his residence. He was bornin Mississippi on Jan. 27, 1936, to Rufus Lawrence and Irene ReadyLawrence.

    He was retired from Texas Instruments. He was a member ofMonticello Baptist Church and a United States Air Force and Navyveteran of the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the MasonicLodge No. 610 and the Wahabi Shriners, of Jackson.

    Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, CaryLawrence and Carl Lawrence; and his daughter, Kelly Johnson.

    Survivors are his wife, Catherine A. Nelson Lawrence; his son, MikeLawrence; his daughters, Julie Dadey and Casey Hamm; his stepsons,Dennie Smith, Mickey Smith and Phillip Smith; his brother, KennethLawrence; his half-brothers, James Lawrence and Charles Lawrence;his half-sisters, Helen Burrell and Patricia Burrell; and manyloving grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces andnephews.

    Memorials or gifts may be made to the Gideons, the American HeartAssociation or St. Luke Home and Hospice Ministries.

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