The Press-Gazette, Hillsboro, Ohio, Tuesday, November 9, 1965
Mrs. Mattie May Lawwill, 411 Johnson Street, Hillsboro, died Sunday morning at the age of 90 at her home. She was the widow of J. Q. Lawwill.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Glone Fox, Hillsboro; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Crabtree, Lucasville; two sons, Ira and Frank Lawwill, Hillsboro; five grandchildren, 37 step-grandchildren, and 35 great step-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 P. M. Wednesday at the Hope Miller Funeral Home with burial in the Hillsboro Cemetery. Rev. Paul Jones will officiate.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon, Tuesday.
The Press-Gazette, Hillsboro, Ohio, Friday, November 26, 1965
On March 29, 1928, the Rev. John Q. Lawwill, faithful minister of the Gospel of Christ in the Christian Church, passed to his eternal reward. Certainly, as his companion contemplated his passing into the land beyond the sunset, her sorrowful thoughts could have been well expressed in the words of the poet:
"Should you go first, and I remain to walk To walk the road alone. I'll live in memory's garden, dear, With happy days we've known; In spring I'll wait for roses red When fades the lilac's blue, And in early fall, when brown leaves call, I'll catch a glimpse of you. Should you go first, and I remain, One thing I'd have you do-- Walk slowly down the path of death, For soon I'll follow you; I'll want to know each step you take That I may walk the same, For someday, down that lonely road, You'll hear me call your name."
John Lawwill's companion was Mattie Mae Lawwill, to whom he had been married in 1894. Today her spirit has jointed him in the land of blessed reunion. She was born in Pike County on February 17, 1874, a daughter of Thomas and Matilda Riley Banks. She departed this life on the Lord's Day, November 7, 1965, at the age of 90 years, eight months and 21 days.
Two children preceded her in infancy, but she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Glone Fox, with whom she made her home and who cared for her tenderly during many years of bedfast illness; two sons, Ira and Frank Lawwill, both of Hillsboro; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Crabtree of Lucasville; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 27 step grandchildren, and 35 step great grandchildren.
Mrs. Lawwill became a Christian in the "old log church" at Mt. Joy in Scioto County, and later transferred her membership to the Hillsboro Church of Christ under the ministry of W. C. Burris. She lived and died in the Christian faith. No nobler thing than that can be said of any of us.
"Now the laborer's task if o'er; Now the battle day is past; Now upon the farther shore Lands the voyager at last; Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. There the tears of earth are dried; There its hidden things are clear; There the work of life is tried By a juster judge than here; Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now Thy servant sleeping. Earth to earth and dust to dust, Calmly now the words we say; Left behind, we wait in trust For the Resurrection Day; Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now Thy servant sleeping." _______________________________ We wish to thank our many friends, neighbors and relatives for their many cards, flowers, food, telephone calls and visits during the passing of our mother and especially do we want to thank Mrs. Walter Davies and Mrs. Eda Homer, Hope-Miller Funeral Home, Dr. Bohl and Dr. Paul Jones for service rendered. May God bless you all----Mr. and Mrs. Glone Fox and Lawwill Family.