MARSTON - Lawson Redden, 77, died March 5, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born July 5, 1926, in Sardis, Tenn., son of the late Charles and Sarah Lou Hunt Redden, he retired from the E.B. Gee Co. and was a member of the Free Trinity Pentecost Church in Marston.
On Feb. 4, 1945, in Portageville, he married Christine Samples who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Jerry Redden and Wyman Redden of Marston; three daughters, Marilyn Thomason and Skyla Walker of Marston and Mary Lou Finley of Greenville, Tenn.; four sisters, Frankie Gaines of Hayti, Eartie Ash of Clarkton and Maneen Carter and Wilma Allen Niles of Niles, Mich.; two brothers, Elco Redden of Clarkton and Shelton Samples of Portageville; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, James Redden, Jack Redden, Earl Redden and Melvin Redden; and one sister, Eva Redden.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. Friday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Don McCanless and the Rev. Janson Redden will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Keith Redden, Jason Redden, Dustin Redden, Barry Thomason, Shawn Walker and Clay Finley.