Newt Lawrence

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Newt Cleo Lawrence, 89, of Kennett, formerly of Malden, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at National HealthCare in Kennett.

Born Sept. 25, 1922, in Newark, Ark., son of the late Benjamin Cleo and Bertha Mae Brinsfield Lawrence, he was self employed as an auto upholster.

In 1948, he married Morella Belle White, who preceded him in death in 1991. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Calvin Lawrence; infant brother, Benjamin Lawrence, Jr., a brother, Billy Joe Lawrence; infant sister, Manda Lawrence, and a sister, Viola Luttrull.

Survivors include a son, Junior Lawrence and wife, Mary, of Malden; a granddaughter, Sherrie Dill and husband, Jason, of Malden; a great-granddaughter, Kaysen Dill, of Malden; long-time companion, Alma Jean Nixon, of Kennett; two brothers, Wayne "Ben" Lawrence, of St. Francis, Ark., and Dewey Lawrence, of Lilbourn, Mo.; two sisters, Corena King, of Paragould, Ark., and Lorena Skelton, of Senath, Mo., and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 9, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, March 9, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David King officiating.

Burial will follow in the Rosewood First Addition Cemetery at Malden.