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.
He was married to Morella Belle White from 1948 to 1991.
He was 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.
Funeral services were held at noon, today, Friday, March 9, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor David King officiating.
Burial was in the Rosewood First Addition Cemetery at Malden.