Clennis Marie Layberger Lawrence Halstead went to be with our Lord November 12, 2018, she was 88 years old. Clennis was the daughter of W.W. Layberger and Ada O. Smithson. She was born in Greenville Tennessee. At age two her family moved to West Virginia in 1947.
She is survived by six children, Sandra Gravelle, Davis, WV, Mike and Marge Lawrence, Clintwood, VA, Kay and John Hawks, Clover, SC, Elsie Messenger, Davis WV, Floyd and Cathie Lawrence, Davis WV, Murray and Vickie Lawrence, St. George, WV. Also a host of nieces and nephews. She has 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four Brothers, Jim, Eston, Murray, and Billly Joe, two grandchildren, Shane and Joey Gravelle, two great-grandchildren, Brian Hagedorn and Heaven’ly Richardson. Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money but we had a lot of love. Mom was a great cook and one of her greatest loves was having huge dinners for all of her family and friends. Her family and friends knew she was always there for us. She shared whatever she had and we had so much love.
Friends were received at Hinkle Funeral Home, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services were 11 a.m., Thursday, November 15 at Hinkle Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Idleman officiating. She was laid to rest at Beuna Cemetery in Canaan Valley. Mom loved the Lord and after eight years of suffering from Alzheimer’s she is finally at peace.