Frances Mae Lawler, 84, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Lawler was born June 1, 1927, in Harwood, Texas. She was a retired child caretaker, homemaker and member of Franklin Drive Church of Christ.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Danny Sewell of Texarkana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Loydene Chadwick of Oak Point, Texas, and Lonnie and Beverly Chadwick of Edgewood, Texas; one sister, Bernice Covey of Gainesville, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in East Memorial Gardens with Marc Hinds officiating. Burial will be under direction of Texarkana Funeral Home, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.

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Published: 09/17/2011