Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 26, 2014

Pearl Jane Lawless

PRINCETON — “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8

Born on March 1, 1915 in Ashland, KY, she was a daughter of the late Charles Bradford and Elizabeth Fultz Dove. She was a homemaker and was full of life. She loved her family and her children were her life. She loved football games and enjoyed watching them with her family. She loved BINGO and her BINGO friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip “Buster” Lawless; 2 sons, Robert “Bob” and Phillip “John” Lawless; brother, Ivan “Buddy” Dove; and sisters, Alma Marshall, Ida Vermillion, Mary Grass, Florence Puleo, Georgia Sage, June Owens, and Ella Kitts; a grandson, Houston Lawless; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Lawless; son-in-law, Richard Lee McCormick; and a daughter in law, Lana Lawless. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Survivors include:  3 sons: James Lawless and Violet of Waynesboro, PA, Michael Joe Lawless of Knoxville, TN, David Lawless of Princeton; 2 daughters: Margaret McCormick of Princeton, Deborah Ann Cole Lawless of Princeton; Daughters-in-law: Lois Lawless of Bluefield, Helen Lawless of King, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren Special caregivers: BJ Dixon of Princeton, Chris and Joe Lawless of Bluefield, Kathy Wimmer of Bluefield.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Ministers Brucella Cox and Barry Dalton officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Thursday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.


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