Lawing, Albert Norman (2008)

Mcdowell County NcArchives Obituaries.....Lawing, Albert Norman January 12, 2008
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Mitchell News-Journal 1/23/2008 

SHELBY - Albert "Ab" Norman Lawing, 82, of W. Dixon Blvd., died Saturday, Jan. 
12, 2008 at his home. Born in McDowell County, he was the son of the late 
Floyd Worth and Rittie Lillian Pyatt Lawing. He was also preceded in death by 
a sister, Dot Merrill. He attended Nebo High School and graduated with an Auto 
Mechanic degree from Cleveland Community College. He retired from Dover/Doran 
Mills as a division manager. He also worked as a substitute mail carrier and 
at the Cleveland County Recycling Center at the Oak Grove Road site. He was a 
charter member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and was a member of Calvary 
Baptist Church of Shelby. He loved everyone and never met a stranger. He was a 
life-long member of Lure Beagle Club in Bostic. He loved to raise beagle dogs 
and his two greatest successes were winning every award one year at the Lure 
Beagle Club in every category, and raising Field Champion South Mountain Blue 
Boy, who became the Purina National Award Winner in 1991. He loved to grow a 
big garden and took great joy in giving his crops away to friends. He enjoyed 
his co-workers and customers and would do anything for anybody.

Survivors include his wife, Maude Fender Lawing of the home; two daughters, 
Marisa Ann Westall of Spruce Pine, and Glora Lynn Thomas of Shelby; three 
brothers, Ralph Lawing of of Winchester, Ky., and Ray and John Lawing, both of 
Nebo; five sisters, Hazel Carswell and Shirley Hensley, both of Nebo, Naomi 
King of Winston Salem, Opal Howard of Hickory, and Zelda Curtis of Asheville; 
two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harmony Grove Baptist Church 
in Nebo. Dr. Johnny Ware officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The 
family received friends from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home 
and Crematory in Shelby. Memorial donations may be made to the Harmony Grove 
Baptist Church Cemetery Funds, c/o Ricky Styles, 1429 E. Burma Road, Nebo, NC 

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