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Mr. Clayton L. “Paw” Lawrence “Boonie”, age 88, of 991 Tater Hill Road, Zionville, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.
Mr. Lawrence was an Army Veteran of World War II. He served on the Board of advisors for Mabel Elementary School and was also a member of the Cove Creek and Zionville Fire Departments. He was a life time farmer, a simple man and loved sitting on the porch or under a shade tree, waving at people passing by. He loved everyone and most of all, his family with all his heart.
Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Belle Campbell Lawrence, of the home; three daughters, Willa Jean Sluder and husband Larry, of Mountain City, Hilda Sue Matheson and husband Ronald, of Mountain City, Diane Wood and husband Marty, of Zionville; two sisters, Ruth Isaacs and Jake Price and husband Bill, both of Lenoir; two grandsons, Jeff Beach and wife Breanne of Zionville, Chad Matheson and wife Amanda, of Boone; one granddaughter, Deray Wood of Lake Placid, Florida; three great-granddaughters Julie Matheson, Katie Matheson, both of Boone, and Presli Wood of Zionville; one sister-in-law, Della Lawrence of Lenoir, and one half sister-in-law, Stella Lawrence of Zionville. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Mae Isaacs Lawrence Beach; one brother, James Lawrence; two half brothers, Will Lawrence and Jack Lawrence, and one sister, Blanche Potter.
Funeral services for Mr. Clayton L. “Paw” Lawrence will be conducted Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 7:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the Chapel, from 5:00 until 7:00. Officiating will be Reverend David Lunceford and Reverend Vernon Eller. Burial will be Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 11:00 o'clock in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. At other times, friends may call at the residence, 991 Tater Hill Road, Zionville.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock, prior to the service, at Hampton Funeral Service.
Flowers are appreciated are memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, care of Renee Beach, 351 Burl Lawrence Road, Vilas, NC 28692.
Online condolences may be sent to the Lawrence family at
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.