Lawson Family

lawsonJames Lawson

Owner/Lic. Funeral Director & Lic. Embalmer

James Lawson was born of a Navy Veteran.  Son of the Late Carl Kearny Lawson and Kathleen Maiden Lawson of Kentucky.  Raised in Sylvester, Georgia where James attended and graduated Worth County High School in 1984.

James worked for a local Funeral Home in Tifton for 4 years and then quickly pursued Mortuary College at Gupton Jones.  After College, James worked for one of the largest funeral homes in Atlanta, H.M. Patterson & Sons.

In 1993, James married his wife, Carla of 21 years and called Atlanta their home and have two boys.  After 16 years of marriage and diligently seeking their own business, God provided their business to be in Hoschton, Georgia.

James has 25 years of experience in the funeral home business.

Carla Lawson


Born & Raised in Macon to Larry Wayne Hardy and Brenda Diane Short Hardy.

A 1987 High School graduate of Central High School.  After High School, Carla owned and operated a nail salon and then met her husband, James of 21 years and made Atlanta her home.

She did odds and ends type jobs before starting their family and becoming a house wife.

While finishing out her cosmetology License, she worked in a hair salon prior to her and James opening their family business in March 2010.  James opened their business as Lawson Funeral Home.

Always being self-employed, Carla knew the importance of running a business and caring for others.  Now she brings that same importance to their family business.

Carla is also an owner for Lawson Funeral Home and oversees day to day operations.

Griffin Lawson

Oldest Son of James & Carla Lawson

Born 1996 in Fulton County.  Griffin is a 2014  High School graduate for Mill Creek, where he played football.  After High School he did basic training in Parris Island and graduated.  Griffin is now a USMC.

Will Lawson

Youngest Son of James and Carla Lawson

Born 2000 in Fulton County.  Will attends Mill Creek High School and is a COED competitive cheerleader for Mill Creek and cheering for Pro Cheer.  He would like to one day have his own business.

One Response to Lawson Family

  1. Jimmy Purcell says:

    I can’t thank you enough for all your support with my family during a very difficult time right before the Holidays – we were so blessed to have all your wonderful support and want you to know how much we appreciate what you did for the family with very short notice.



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