Hettie Lawrence, the daughter of the late Lon and Lona Cochran Milam, was born in Snowball, Ark., on March 14, 1923, and died at the Bertrand Retirement Home on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at the age of 82.
She had lived in Dexter and Bernie, moved to Puxico in 1961, and had been in the nursing home the past three years.
On Sept. 29, 1944, she was married to Charles O. Lawrence in Denver, Colo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Hollis of Parma and Carles Kay Melrose of Morehouse; one grandchild; and one brother, Taft Milam of Morehouse.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Graveside funeral services were conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Puxico Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Watkins of Dexter officiating.
Interment followed in the Puxico Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.