Alfred Lawson
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Alfred Lee Lawson, 84, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

He was a steadfast and loyal man; generous and gentle. He was a graduate of Bradley Central High School. He worked as an avionics technician for most of his life in many parts of the world.

He was a hard-working husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Essie Jay Lawson; brothers: Junior and Bill Lawson; sisters: Aubara Loggins; in-laws: Henry and Nellie May, Shirly Ruth May, Bob May, Vernon Sommers, Bill Spence and Kenneth Griffin.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Betty Lawson; daughters: Susan Griffin and Kimberly Lawson; son, Peter Lawson; sister and brother-in-law: Barbera and T.A. Hicks; sister, Geniveve Ledford; grandchildren: Jennifer Rayburn, Joshua Lawson, Alex Lawson, and Colden Corvin; great-grandchildren: Michael Rayburn, all of Cleveland; in-laws: Jim and Joann May of Cleveland, Bill May of Maryville, Shirly Burke May of Cleveland, Mary Jenkins of Sterling, Va., Martha Sommers of Valley Falls, Kansas, Linda Taylor of Cleveland, Carol Spence of Cleveland, Grace and Jim McGuffin of Simpsonville, S.C., Margaret McClary of Cleveland, and Joy and Bo Renner of Cleveland; and many loved nieces and nephews.

A private memorial will be held at a later date.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Alfred and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Lawson family with these arrangements.