Walter Harvey “Papa Walter” Lawrence

Walter Harvey “Papa Walter” Lawrence

Death 28 Jan 1931 (aged 57)
Burial Madison, Morgan County, Georgia, USA
Plot Fairview
Memorial ID 120077765 · View Source
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I cannot say, I will not say,
That he is dead--just away,
With a smile and wave of hand,
He has wandered away
To that other land.

That other land, it must be fair,
Or why should our friends linger there?
And I know when I again shall see,
That pleasant smile, and feel--
The friendship clasp of his hand--
That I shall have wandered away,
To that other land.

Jennings, La. Feb. 14, 1931

Page 1 of The Madisonian, published in Madison, Georgia on Friday, February 20th, 1931


The death of Mr. Walter H. Lawrence, which occurred at the home of his brother Mr. J.E. Lawrence, at Aqua, about noon on Wednesday, came as a shock to his many friends and relatives here. He had been in poor health for some years, suffering form partial stroke of paralysis, but for some months had been recuperating at the home of his brother. Prior to this, he had made his home in Jasper county for a number of years, where he was engaged in farming.

Mr. Lawrence was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lawrence, and was born May 28th, 1873. Died on January 28th, 1931, being 57 years old. He was reared at the old Lawrence home near Madison; and resided there in this community until a few years ago.

He is survived by his widow and one son, Jerry Lawrence, a sister, Mrs. Jessie Fears, and by two brothers, Messrs. J.E. and Ollie Lawrence of Madison, and a large circle of relatives that bemourn his passing. He was an exemplary citizen, and enjoyed the friendship of a large acquaintance.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Hemperley Undertaking Co.'s parlor, attended by a large crowd of friends and relatives with services conducted by Rev. W.S. Adams. Pallbearers were Messrs. Phil Clemens, Will Shouse, Neil Vason, Heck Hester, Tom Holland, and Charlie Baldwin, all close friends of the deceased. Interment was at the family plot in Fairview cemetery, with Hemperley Undertaking Co., in charge.

From: The Madisonian January 30, 1931


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