Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 24, 2014

Shirley “Paulette” Lawson

GARY — Shirley “Paulette” Lawson, age 66, of Gary, WV, passed away on February 23, 2014 after a long illness. She was born March 19, 1947 in Havaco, WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Lonnie and Rita Justice Lester, and brother, Jerry Lester.

She is survived by Allen Lawson of Gary, her husband of 50 years, daughter, Paula Williams of Greenville, SC, son Nathan Lawson of Welch, WV, grandson Adam Cox of Clemson, SC, sister Rita Anderson of Beckley, WV, niece Sherry Conte of Beckley, WV, nephew Mark Lester of Creston, NC, and great nieces/nephews Amanda, Aaron, Justin and special great-great niece Kalei. Also, 2 special cousins who aided her in illness, Annetta Blankenship and Christine Craft.

She was employed by McDowell Continuous Care Center for several years. She was owner/operator of "Paulette's" in Gary, WV and a life long salesperson and friend.

Graveside services will be conducted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:15 P.M. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bluewell, WV. Friends may call Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Fanning Funeral Home Chapel in Welch, West Virginia, from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Fanning Funeral Home of Welch is serving the Lawson family.

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