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Rev. Clarence William “Jabo” Laws, 81, of Laws Hollow Lane, Newland went home to be with the Lord on Monday June 22, 2009 in the Watauga Medical Center in Boone. Son of the late Nell Laws Gray he was a Veteran of the US Navy and a member and Chaplain of Green Valley Fire Department for 40 years. He also served as Pastor of the Elk Park Baptist Church for 15 years. In addition to his mother he was preceded in death by a daughter Gloria Garnette.
Survivors include his wife Louise Vance Laws of the home, five sons, Bill Laws and wife Derenda, John Laws and wife Barbara, Ernest Laws and wife Lillian, Arnold Laws and wife Sheila and Dale Laws and wife Lisa all of Newland and a daughter Annette Franklin and husband Kenny also of Newland. He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral services for Rev. Laws will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday June 25, 2009 in the Whites Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. Junior Carver and Harry Lee Turbyfill officiating. Interment will follow in the Stamey Town Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday June 24 from 6:00 until 9:00 pm at the church.
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