Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


February 11, 2012

Hugh D. Lawing Sr.: February 11, 2012

Cobb — Hugh D. Lawing Sr., 80, of 131 North Spring Creek Road, Cobb, died at his residence Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. A native of Forest City, N.C., Hugh was born June 5, 1931, the son of the late Claude Manson and Eva Lackey Lawing. He attended high school at Cool Springs High School in Forest City, N.C., and graduated from North Carolina State University with a BSEE degree in engineering in 1959. Hugh served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955 as an aviation electrician. He was employed with Martin-Marietta Corp. as an analog applications engineer. He also worked with Sperry-Rand Corp. as a motor design engineer and retired after 28 years with Lockheed Georgia Company, Marietta, Ga. While at Lockheed, Hugh worked as a mathematician, scientific computing analyst and in other computer operations. Hugh is a member of Lakeview Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for several years. He also taught for many years in the Marietta, Ga., area. Since retirement Hugh has enjoyed golfing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Lawing of Cobb; four daughters and sons-in-law, Jane Harrison of Gainesville, Ga., Amy and Mike Jackson of Kennesaw, Beth and Dave Duran of Marietta and Jo and Dr. Michael Hebert of Mississippi; a son and daughter-in-law, Hugh and Penny Lawing Jr. of Weston, Fla.; two stepsons, Dr. Johnny Franklin Railey of Falls Church, Va., and Todd Stephen and Dana Railey of Powder Springs; three sisters, Carolyn Lawing Wood of Forest City, N.C., and Verlie Lawing Leatherwood of Black Mountain, N.C., and Ethel Lawing Bridges of Troutman, N.C.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Betty Lawing of Shelby, N.C., Perry and Betty Lawing of Marion, N.C., and Morrison and Shirley Lawing of Poquoson, Va.; 15 grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Andersonville National Cemetery  with the Rev. Lawton Sammons officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggestd memorials be made to Alpha Net Inc.,  2937 SW 27th Ave, Coconut Grove FL 33133.

You may sign the online guest book at

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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