|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1895|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1965|
Mrs. Myrtie Lawless, wife of Mr. Erastus Lawless, died at the family home in Jamestown on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Mrs. Lawless, who was 70 years of age, had been ill for something like a year, and while her passing was not unexpected, yet it came as a shock to the family and many friends.
Surviving are the husband, Erastus Lawless, two daughters, Mrs. Margie Coffey of Jamestown and Mrs. Geneva Irwin of Jacksonville, Florida, and six sons, Omri, Avery, Marshall, and R.J., all of Jamestown, Edwin of Russell Springs and Herlen of Pendleton, Indiana. She also leaves 35 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Other survivors include four sisters and two brothers, as follows; Mrs. Maude Coffey, Mrs. Betty Garner and Mrs. Daisy Burchett, all of Jamestown, Mrs. Della Polston of Columbia, Harrison Garner of Indianapolis, and Frank Garner of Russell Springs.
Mrs. Lawless was a member of the Jamestown Christian Church, and the funeral was held there on Friday morning, Dec. 3. The officiating ministers were Bro. H.B. Popplewell and Bro. Ronald Martin. Burial was in Jamestown Cemetery, with Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
From the Russell County News.
This is my grandmother and she was the most special person in the world to me. She raised my sister and me and whenever my father tried to take us back to Indiana with him, she would just bawl. He could never refuse her anything, so we were always left behind. I am so glad of that because being raised by her was so much better, even though she dragged us to church every Sunday, every revival meeting, and every special church anything going on. She always made sure we had special clothes for things like Easter. Every year I had a new Easter outfit and new shoes. She helped my grandfather on the farm and put out a big garden and did a lot of canning and churning butter and you can imagine how much she must have done when her children were growing up...especially since it was mostly boys. She loved her family and her family loved her dearly.
Joe Isaac Garner (1869 - 1951)
Maggie Hawkins Garner (1870 - 1947)
Erastus Lawless (1891 - 1977)
Omrey C. Lawless (1912 - 1976)*
Avery Lawless (1915 - 1988)*
Marshall D. Lawless (1918 - 1982)*
Margie Lawless Coffey (1921 - 1993)*
Floy Lawless (1927 - 1949)*
Geneva Lawless Irwin (1931 - 2004)*
R. J. Lawless (1933 - 2009)*
Herlen Ray Lawless (1936 - 2003)*
Benjamin Harrison Garner (1887 - 1974)*
Myrtie Garner Lawless (1895 - 1965)
Fred C. Garner (1898 - 1965)*
Lettie M. Garner Garner (1901 - 1996)*
Maude Garner Coffey (1901 - 1987)*
Dellie Mae Garner Polston (1903 - 1987)*
Frank Robert Garner (1907 - 1985)*
Daisy Garner Burchett (1910 - 1967)*
Created by: Judy Lynn
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
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