Mildred Hall Lawrence, 96, of Draper, VA. passed away on Monday, January 18th at Salem Health and Rehab. She was born in Patrick County on November 13th, 1913 and was the daughter of the late Samuel S. Hall and Ada Cruise Hall. Mrs. Lawrence was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Jackson Lawrence, Sr., sisters Bernice Ashburn, Melba Powell, and son James E. Lawrence. She was a member of Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are daughter and son-in-law Ruth L. and Bob Rider of Venton, Sons and daughters-in-law Samuel Clay and Charlotte Lawrence of Draper, A.J. Lawrence, Jr. of Barren Springs and Tommy Cruise and Mary Lawrence of Hardy, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday January 21, at 2:00 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Howlett and Rev. Dwight Haynes officiating. Burial will follow in the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visiting will be Wednesday evening with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.