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William Goodman Lawrence

January 19, 1930 - August 24, 2017

William Goodman Lawrence, 87, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Southampton Memorial Hospital in Franklin, VA.

William was born on January 19, 1930 in Como, NC to the late W.G. Lawrence, Sr. and Cornelia Pierce Lawrence.  He was a graduate of Mars Hill University and UNC at Chapel Hill.  William worked for over 40 years and retired as General Manager of Georgia Pacific American Timber Products Division in Murfreesboro.  William served as a Life Trustee at Mars Hill University and was also actively involved in the Murfreesboro Rotary Club and the Como Ruritan Club.  He was instrumental in various civic activities and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his parents William was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Rose Rummage Lawrence.

He is survived by his son, William Goodman Lawrence, III and wife Angie of Eden; two grandchildren, Josh Lawrence and Pierce Lawrence; his special friend, Aldeen Gatewood of Murfreesboro; and many cousins.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Murfreesboro Baptist Church.  The Reverend Doctor J Brabban will be presiding.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to the Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Lawrence family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel

314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

Service Information

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm


Murfreesboro Baptist Church

200 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

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