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Luther Warren "Sonny" Lawson
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1929
Death: Oct. 20, 1976


Sonny's mother died when he was only 3, leaving his 21-yr old, widowed father with 4 children under the age of 5 including newborn Curtis Ray, Sonny's brother.

Sonny was reared by his great aunt Pearl Sheley Lavender and Howard C Lavender and their older daughter, Eloise Lavender.

Sonny's first marriage was a double ceremony in which he married Barbara (GARDNER) &
Sonny's sister, (living as of Feb 2014), married
Barbara's brother, William Charles Gardner Jr (1928-2012). It is believed that these weddings were on Feb 14, 1946, in St Charles, MO, but that data is not yet verified.

After Sonny and Barbara were divorced, he married a widow, Violet (nee Taylor), [formerly Mrs. George Anderson], in abt 1959. His marriage to Violet also ended in divorce, in abt 1969.

His third marriage (in the early 1970's) was to Dulsa 'Dell' Lawson, (b Sept 11, 1929 - d Aug 10, 1990).

Sonny and his first wife, Barbara (GARDNER), (1927-2010), had 3 children (not listed here; all living as of Feb 2014).

He had one child, Curtis (1961-2011) by his second wife, Violet (1933-2010).

Sonny did not have any children with Dulsa. 
Family links: 
  Luther Curtis Lawson (1911 - 1944)
  Wilbur B. Epps Lawson (1910 - 1932)
  Barbara Marie Gardner Blunt (1931 - 2010)
  Violet Lorene Taylor Lawson (1927 - 2010)
  Curtis Warren Lawson (1961 - 2011)*
  Rose Willeen Lawson Hollingsworth (1928 - 2006)*
  Luther Warren Lawson (1929 - 1976)
  Curtis Ray Dame Lawson (1932 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Gramma
Originally Created by: Mr. Tom
Record added: Nov 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120395350
Luther Warren Sonny Lawson
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