Franz Earl ‘Pete’ Lawson
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. – Mr. Franz Earl “Pete” Lawson, age 75, of Graniteville, S.C., loving husband for 29 years to Peggy Marchant Lawson and son of the late G. D. Lawson and the late Edith Hilton Lawson, entered into eternal rest at Aiken Regional Medical Centers on Tuesday, Septem-ber 25, 2012. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tequilla “Kelia” (Ted) Stokes of Anderson, S.C.; sons, Kirk (Susan) Lawson of Aiken, S.C., Pete Lawson of Graniteville, S.C., Shannon Lawson of Athens, Ga. and Kip Lawson of Burnettown, S.C.; stepdaughters, Tara Boyd and Tiffany Bodie both of Graniteville, S.C.; a stepson, Trey (Stacey) Flanagan; sisters, Regina Blankenship of Georgia and Mildred (Wayne) DuBose of Ridge Spring, S.C.; brothers, Billy (Martha) Lawson of Alabama, George (Helen) Lawson of Georgia and Russell (Sharon) Lawson of Aiken, S.C.; grandchildren, Amy (Aaron) Stokes Gibbs, Josh (Dina) Lawson, Tanner Stokes, Amber Boyd, Bryce Lawson, Brooke Boyd, Jessica (Cooper) Hardin, Matthew Flanagan, Gage Lawson, Zoey Lawson and Maci Hodges; great-grandchildren, Drayton Boyd, Keegan Lawson, Kowen Lawson and Avery Gibbs and his four-legged companion, Charlie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmy and Rex Lawson and sisters, Clodine Lawson and Christine Sanders. He was born on July 22, 1937 in Early County, Ga. but has been a resident of Aiken County, S.C. since 1962. He owned and operated Lawson Tile for many years. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was always ready to offer a kind word or a funny joke. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched along the way; however, he shall live on forever in the hearts of his family and many friends. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held today, Friday, September 28th at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Hayes and Dr. Courtney Krueger officiating. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the Aiken County SPCA or to a charity of one’s choice. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements.
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