Opal Harry Lawson, 83, of Pearisburg, departed this life on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, VA, with her daughters Sherry and Dreama and other family and friends by her side. Born in Oakvale, WV on March 13, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Pete and Annie Davis Harry. She was a member of Angels Rest Baptist Fellowship in Pearisburg. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, John R. Lawson, Jr., her brothers Herman and Lacy Harry of Waiteville, WV, and Otis Harry of Pearisburg, and her sister Blanch Gautier of Covington.
She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters and son-in-law Sonja and Arnold (Pete and Sherry) Ferguson of Narrows and Dreama L. Bostic of Glen Lyn; her loving grandchildren Stan (Hollie) Ferguson of Narrows, Troy (Tracey) Ferguson of Pearisburg, Melissa Blankenship of Christiansburg, Josh (Kiri) Stanwitz of San Diego, CA; her wonderful great-grandchildren D J (Amanda) Blankenship of Pearisburg, Slater and Huntar Ferguson of Narrows, Shannon, Olivia, and Lauren Ferguson of Pearisburg, and Garrett and Gibson Graham of Christiansburg; also her daughter Sandy Stanwitz and granddaughter Beth Graham both of Christiansburg; Her brothers Billy and Larry Harry of Narrows, Willard Harry of Pearisburg, Arnold Harry of New Castle; her sisters Gladys Givens of Narrows, Shirley Miller of Conyers, GA,and Betty Stallard of Roanoke; her extended family including Butch and Charlotte Harry of Pearisburg, Mike, Thelma, Josh Yost of Pearisburg, Joseph and Lisa Yost of Blacksburg, Shirley, Kay and David Wyatt of Dublin and Steven Ray Wyatt of Montana whom she loved very much.
Her funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St, Pembroke with Rev Gary Poff, Rev Dr. Don McKinney and Rev Dr. Fred Austin officiating. Burial will follow in Angels Rest Memory Gardens in Narrows. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.