October 31st , 2013 9:35 am Leave a comment

Millard Ivern Laws


Millard Ivern Laws, 78, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in the Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late William Henry and Maggie Lovella Keller Laws. He was a graduate of Cloudland High School. Mr. Laws lived in Indiana from 1951 until 1985. He was a retired employee of Indiana Harbor Works, East Chicago, Ind.  He  was a member of Local 1011 Steel Workers Union, East Chicago, Ind. Mr. Laws was a member of the  Hampton Christian Church. He was a former member and Deacon of Cline Gardens Christian Church, Hammond, Ind., where he and Mrs. Laws were involved with the youth program of the church. He was preceded in death by nine siblings.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Williams Laws; one son and daughter-in-law, Douglas Ivern and Donna Laws, Demotte, Ind.;  four daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda Kay and Donald Bowen, Dunedin, Fla., Tammy Lynn and John Ruehl and Terri Dawn and  Thomas Hay, all of Elizabethton; and Melanie Sue and J.D. McClain, Roan Mountain. Twelve grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Delmar Edwin and Sue Laws, Elk Park, N.C.; and  one sister, Virgie Beatrice Smith, Roan Mountain, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dwayne Calhoun, minister, officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Highland Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family.  The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the ICU Staff, 2800 Wing Johnson City Medical Center for the excellent care our loved one received.  The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of a daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and John Ruehl, 134 Avon Street, Elizabethton. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to go to the cemetery.  Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net. Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.


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