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Margarett A. (Walls) Lawson, 76, Helmsburg

Margarett A. (Walls) Lawson, 76, Helmsburg, passed on peacefully Sunday morning, Aug. 25, 2013 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville.   

Margarett was born Oct. 18, 1936 in Indianapolis, to the late James H. and Bernice (Richardson) Walls. She married James William Riley Lawson Dec. 26, 1952 in Martinsville. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2002, after 49 loving years. 

Margarett was a homemaker who enjoyed always being on the go. She enjoyed playing bingo, bird watching and visiting yard sales. Margarett cherished her time with family and friends and knew no strangers. She collected angels and enjoyed cooking and baking.

Margarett is survived by her children, Jerry Alvin Lawson of Bloomington, Bernice Lucille Lawson of Indianapolis, Susie Marie (Kevin) Addison of Morgantown, Christina Lea (Jeff) Thomas of Nashville, James W.R. (Kathy) Lawson Jr. of North Vernon and Sondra Suzanne  (Lin) Batton of Edinburgh.   She will be remembered by her siblings, Clarence William Walls of Martinsville and Michael Eugene Martin of Mooresville; 21 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Margarett was preceded in death by a daughter, Nora Ann Lawson; a sister, Carolyn Sue Martin; and a brother, Barry Alvin.

A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown.

Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Margarett to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road