Carol Lawrence, the daughter of the late Floyd Elbert and Ruth Wagster Mason, was born near Kennett on March 19, 1938, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the age of 66.
She had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and lived in Bernie since 1971. She was a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church. She had started working at Swift Poultry and retired after 42 years from Tyson Foods.
On June 20, 1962, she was married to Dale Lawrence in Dexter, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 2004.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda Gail Powell of Bernie; two sisters, Barbara Montgomery of Dexter and Vada Eaton of Sikeston; three brothers, Elbert Mason of Irondale, T.J. Mason of Lake Wales, Fla., and Billy Mason of Advance; and two special nieces, Amanda and Kristin Hunsaker, both of Dexter.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Donald, Leroy and Gerald Wayne Mason.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Robert Sneed of Sikeston and the Rev. Jeff Gowan of Collinsville, Ill., officiating.
Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.