Obituaries — 9/17/13Published 9:34am Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Thomas Raymond Lawless, 79 of Ironton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky. The Lawrence County native was born Jan. 2, 1934, the son of the late Grover and Ida Hern Lawless.
Mr. Lawless attended Hanging Rock Schools and worked at the Dayton Malleable for 18 years as a grinder. He formerly attended the 21st Street Tabernacle in Ashland, Ky., and Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton. He was also a member of the Ironton Eagles.
He is preceded in death by three sisters, Lella E. Dearfield, Norma Hicks and Alberta Lawless; and three brothers, Earl Lawless, Arnold “Pat” Lawless and Lawrence “Gig” Lewis.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas “Eddie” and Sue Lawless of Huntington, W.Va., and Scott Lawless of Ironton; a daughter, Debbie Martin of Ironton;
a grandson, Eric Shafer and his wife Ann of California; two granddaughters, Kristen Lawless Howerton and her husband Daniel of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Aleigha Riley Lawless of Ironton; a great granddaughter, Sydney Shafer of California; and a special friend, Ruth Bailey of Russell, Ky.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Harvey officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.
Carol Holland, of Huntington, W.Va., formerly of Proctorville, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at home. Arrangements are pending at Hall Funeral Home.