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Gaylon M. Lawrence

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gaylon M. Lawrence, 78, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Sikeston, died July 10, 2012, at the Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Born March 15, 1934, in Pollard, Ark., to the late David Monroe and Rita Dees Lawrence, he was a landowner and farmer, with ownership in various other businesses.

He was a graduate of Piggot, Ark High School, and in 1955 he graduated from Iowa State Univer-sity in Ames, Iowa, with a degree in agriculture/economics. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1960, serving as a First Lieutenant.

Survivors include: Mary Elizabeth Woods of the home in Vero Beach, Fla; two sons and one daughter-in-law, David Monroe Lawrence of Kennett and Gaylon and Lisa Lawrence, Jr. of Memphis; and one sister and brother-in-law, Martina and Robert Davis of Pollard. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Drew Lawrence of Wilson, Ark., Westin Lawrence, a student at the University of A labama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mollie Claire Lawrence of Memphis, Tenn., Pia Lawrence, a student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas; and one niece, Patricia Davis of Jonesboro, Ark.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Funeral services will be conducted at 1p.m. Sunday, July 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, with the Rev. Geoff Posegate, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Pollard, Ark.

Memorial contributions may be sent to: The Gaylon M. Lawrence Scholarship Fund for Piggott, Arkansas High School c/o Piggott Arkansas State Bank, Attn: Paula, P.O. Box 307 Piggott, Ark. 72454

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