Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 8, 2013

Mrs. Edna Altizer Lawson


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

RAVEN, Va. — Mrs. Edna Altizer Lawson, age 93, of Raven, Virginia, passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 in a Richlands, Virginia hospital following a lengthy illness.

She was born at Bearwallow, Virginia and was the daughter of William Irby and Chloe Catherine Day Altizer.

She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Richlands, Virginia; a member of the Elderberries; and was the past president of the Raven PTA and the Raven Home Demonstration Club. She was a Richlands High School Class of 1938 graduate.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil C. Lawson Sr.; and one brother, Hubert Altizer.

Survivors are: Two daughters: Wanda Lawson of Richlands, Virginia, Donna Lawson Whittington of Raven, Virginia; one son: Cecil C. “Scotty” Lawson and wife, Toni of Richlands, Virginia; three brothers: Emory Altizer and wife, Lila of Cedar Bluff, Virginia, Landon Altizer and wife, Ineda of Shortts Gap, Virginia, Harold Altizer and wife, Carol of Shortts Gap, Virginia; three grandchildren: Amanda Pillion and husband, Todd of Abingdon, Virginia, Whitney Belt and husband, Randy of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Cecille Lawson and fiancé, Josh Skeens of Abingdon, Virginia; two step-grandchildren: Meagan Roberts and husband, Jeremy and Jennifer Harris and husband, David; six great-grandchildren: Virginia Pillion, Teddy Pillion, Henry Pillion, George Pillion, Riley Belt, Ryan Belt.

Funeral services for Edna Lawson will be conducted Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Virginia with the Rev. Larry Ramey officiating. Interment will follow at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands, Virginia. Pallbearers will be: Todd Pillion, Randy Belt, Josh Skeens, Johnny Altizer, Doug Altizer, Danny Altizer, Keith Altizer, and Billy Altizer. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jim Rasnick, Jim Reynolds, and John Willis.

Friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home in Richlands, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at www.hurstscottfuneralhomes.com