Josie Brown Lawson, age 91, of LaFollette passed away Monday, April 8, 2019.

She was a member of Grantsboro  Baptist Church.  She retired from LaFollette Medical Center after 25 years of service.  Preceded in death by husband, Sterling Lawson; parents, Foster & Nancy Sharp Brown; brothers, Charlie, Isham, and James Brown; sisters, Mae Cooper, Susie Ward, and Edna Clotfelter


Sons:  Steve & wife Evon Lawson

Rodney & wife Debbie Lawson

4 Granddaughters: Heather & Jason Rutherford, Brandy & Jerry Hatmaker

Amanda Wampler & Dustin Ladd, Rebecca & Jeremy Dorsett

6 Great-grandchildren:  Bailey Rutherford, Gracie Hatmaker,

Brenna & Brady Rutherford,

Seth Hatmaker, Will Wampler

Special nieces: Wanda Lawson & Margaret Walters

Several nieces and nephews

Services 8 PM Friday Cross-Smith Chapel

Rev. Ronnie Arnold and Rev. David Goins officiating

Family will receive friends 6 PM to 8 PM Friday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Family and friends will meet Saturday at Grantsboro Cemetery for 11 AM Interment

Condolences may be given online at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home