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Originally published: 2013-06-13 13:07:40
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Mary L. Lawrence

Mary L. Lawrence, 89, of 104 Glendale Drive, Boone, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Mrs. Lawrence was born March 13, 1924, in Watauga County. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Boone. Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Boone Rotary Club and served for a time as treasurer of Horn In The West.

Mrs. Lawrence is survived by one son, Dr. Charles W. McKaraher and wife, Anne, of Hickory; one stepson, Tom Lawrence and wife, Earlyn, of Raleigh; one stepdaughter, Mary Lawrence Jellicorse of Greensboro; one son-in-law, William "Bill" Winkler of Blowing Rock; special friend, Graham W. Somers of Charlotte; one granddaughter, Kristen McKaraher of Hickory; three grandsons, Andrew McKaraher of Hickory, Lee Winkler and wife, Janta, of Boone, David Winkler and wife, Jennifer, of Kirkland, Wash.; one great-grandson, Christopher Winkler of Kirkland; two great-granddaughters, Rebecca Winkler of Kirkland, and Ann Winkler of Boone; two step-granddaughters, Sharon Lawrence Apostle and husband, Dr. Thomas Apostle, of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jennifer Lee Jellicorse and husband, Robin Oakley, of Greensboro; one step-grandson, Mark Lawrence and wife, Lisa, of Raleigh; three stepgreat-grandsons, Jess Lawrence and Dylan Lawrence, both of Raleigh, and Junah Kai Jellicorse-Oakley of Greensboro.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C. Ray Lawrence; and two daughters, Barbara Winkler and Linda Kay McKaraher.

Funeral services for Mary L. Lawrence will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Boone. The body will lie in state at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Officiating will be Dr. Roy A. Dobyns. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hampton Funeral Service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Lawrence family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.