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Last Updated: Feb 8th, 2018 - 11:53:46

Feb 8, 2018, 11:52

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Rell Lavan Lawson, 75, of Parkdale, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. He was a Police Officer for 22 years and a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Darlene Lawson; a son, J.T. Lawson; a step-grandson, Caleb Spaulding; his parents, J.T. and Ollie Mae Ballinger Lawson, three brothers and a sister.

Survivors include a son, William “Bo” Lawson of Fayetteville; four daughters, Tracey Lawson and spouse Mike Croswell of Hamburg, Sandi Borzewski and husband, Greg, Corene Schmidt and husband, Keith, and Cindy Richter and husband, Brian, all of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Glen Lawson and wife, Carolyn, of Hamburg; two step-sons, Jamie Spaulding and wife, Lorenda, and Robbie Spaulding and wife, Patricia, all of Portland; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Southside Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Pierce officiating.

Burial will follow in the Portland Cemetery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Lawson, Mike Croswell, Elmer “Bo” Edwards, Phillip Tanksley, Dewel Williamson, Dennis Holland, Charlie Aldredge and Marty Albright.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Croswell, Greg Croswell, Matthew Lawson and Jarrod Lawson.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

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