Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jo Harris Lawson, 81, of
Gainesboro, will be held at 1 P.M. on Friday, November 26, at
Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will
follow in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone
community of Jackson Co.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 P.M. – 9 P.M.
and on Friday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
Mrs. Lawson passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2004,
at her residence.
She was born January 3, 1923, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Pole and Mary Whitaker Harris. She was married to the late
Cecil Lawson, who passed away on April 21, 1985.
Mrs. Lawson was a housewife and a member of the Columbus
Hill Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her step-
mother: Eula Godsey Harris; 3 Sisters: Mattie Stewart,
Hattie Chaffin, and Louise Haney; and 2 Brothers: Cordell
Harris and Roosevelt Harris.
Survivors include 2 Sons: Garry Lawson of Gainesboro, TN,
and Ricky Lawson of Lebanon, TN; 1 Brother and Sister-in-
Law: James & Sally Harris of Gainesboro, TN; 2 Sisters and 1
Brother-in-Law: Velma Bowman, and Jean & Harlen Haney,
all of Cookeville, TN. 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great-
Grandchildren also survive.
Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.
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