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James Earl Lawrence

ROCK HILL -- Mr. James Earl Lawrence died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at UniHealth-Rock Hill.

The funeral service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday at Hermon Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Antonio Lawrence officiating.

He was born in Rocky Mount, N.C., and attended the public schools of Rocky Mount. He was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith College in Charlotte, N.C. He was formerly employed with the Chester County School District, where he was affectionately known as "Coach."

Survivors include his wife, Dr. Bessie Moody Lawrence; his son, Erick (Denise); stepchildren, Lindberg Moody Jr., Katrina Bateman and Leah Moody; grandsons, Elijah and Jared; two brothers, Antonio Lawrence and Ronald Armstrong.

Mr. Lawrence may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Robinson Funeral Home, and from 11 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at the church.

The family will receive friends at 219 Bowser Street.

Robinson Funeral Home is serving the Lawrence Family.