Bret Lawless

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LINDEN Funeral services for Bret Edmond Lawless, 50, of Linden, will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 20, 2009, in the chapel of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home in Linden with the Revs. Buck Newsome and Ed Lawless officiating. Burial will be in New Colony Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home Mr. Lawless died Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Abilene. He was born October 14, 1958 to Rev. Ed and Mary Lou Lawless in Olney, Illinois. Mr. Lawless studied astrology and wrote poetry, he was an auctioneer, raised dogs, was a trader at the Canton First Monday Trade Days and at the age of 12, he had his own merchandise in his parents store. He was a non-denominational Christian. Mr. Lawless is survived by his daughter, Tonya Kirby and her husband, Tracey, of Alba; his parents, Rev. Ed and Mary Lou Lawless of Linden; one brother, Jeff Lawless and wife, Colette, of Atlanta; three sisters, Brenda Washington and husband, James; Renee Eaves and husband, Deriek, and Diane Nimmo and husband, Keith, all of Linden; six grandchildren, Christopher Kirby, Tyler Kirby, Cora Kirby, Summer Kirby, Ty Kirby and Trent Kirby and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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  1. Ed,MaryLou,Jeff, and girls…Know that I am thinking of you all and sending my love and condolensces. I know that you know the verse..nothing shall seperate us from the love of God…life or death..Brett is finally free. Love Always, Myra

  2. I used to bartend and Bret was one of my regular customers, we became good friends and he was always respectful to me. I will miss him. But I am glad he is FINALLY FREE! Lots of love to his family. God Bless!

  3. Ed,My heart is heavy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and Prayers,Wanda

  4. To the Lawless familyI am so sorry to hear of your loss. I haven't seen Bret in years but I still remember him from the days I worked for his grandpa. You are in our thoughts and prayers

  5. My condolences to the Lawless Family, Im sorry for your loss. Bret is free now, let Gods dove fly home.

  6. I got goose pimples as I sit here at this very moment. I'm so sorry for your loss. As much as you were all there for me, I just wished I could of returned the love, care and concern. That picture of him, boy it sure is fitting. He could make you laugh. I love all you all,guess him and my daddy are up there getting to know each other. Could'nt be in a better place…

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