4/29/12 — Bessie Estelle Lawson

Bessie Estelle Lawson, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Thursday, April 26th, 2012, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, at the age of 83.

Ms. Lawson was born in Franklin County to the late Clarence and Effie Mae Lawson.

She formerly worked as an inspector for Wilson Sporting Goods and Tennessee Apparel. Ms. Lawson was a member of Canaan Baptist Church of Christ and Woodmen of the World.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by four brothers, James Lawson, Frank Lawson, Doyle Lawson, and Clarence “Bug” Lawson.

Ms. Lawson is survived by three brothers; G.W. Lawson and wife Betty, Lacy Lawson and wife Alice, Tony Lawson and wife Mary; one sister; Frances Thomas all of Tullahoma; numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews; and also a very special friend, Curtis Vaughn.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28th,2012 from 5:00-9:00pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, April 29th, at 2:00pm in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gary Ratliffe officiating.

Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.