December 22, 1929 - July 8, 2013
Big Stone Gap, Va. Martha Geneva "Bunny" Lawson, 83, passed away on Monday (July 8, 2013) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. She was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap and of Baptist faith. Bunny was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, to all who knew her, and she would always graciously welcome guests into her home. She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Don Lawson; her parents, Roscoe and Elizabeth (Yeary) Williams; a sister, Kathleen Williams and two brothers, James and Benny L. Williams. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Dorton and husband, Larry; her son, Terry Lawson and wife, Darlene, all of Big Stone Gap; four grandchildren, Alicia Dorton Taylor, Michelle Dorton Slemp, Heather Lawson Storie and Kaycee Lawson; three great grandchildren, April Taylor, Olivia Slemp and Ian Taylor; two step great grandchildren, Brayden and Noah Storie; two sisters, Mag Stipe of Big Stone Gap and Shirley Shafer of Orlando, FL; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Appalachia, Va. The funeral service will be conducted at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the church sanctuary with Dr. Nick Brewer officiating. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Glencoe Cemetery. The family and friends will meet at Holding Funeral Home by 10:30 a.m. on Friday to go in procession. Pallbearers will be: Mark Slemp, Michael Taylor, Michael Storie, Brian Phillips, Chris Burke, Dickie Baker, Zachary Rogich and Jakkae Jackson. Honorary pallbearers will be: nephews, Jeff Stipe and Gary Stipe and Jimmy Wayne Fleenor. To view the obituary online and offer condolences, please visit www.holdingfuneralhome.com. Holding Funeral Home is honored to serve the Mrs. Lawson's family.
Big Stone Gap, Va. Martha Geneva "Bunny" Lawson, 83, passed away on Monday (July 8, 2013) at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. She was a lifelong resident of Big Stone Gap and of Baptist faith. Bunny was a loving wife, mother,... View Obituary & Service Information
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