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Lawrence A. Nelson, Jr.

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina

Lawrence A. Nelson, Jr., age 77 passed away Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at his home.

He was born in Clinton, SC and was a son of the late Lawrence Addison Nelson, Sr. and the late Cleo Bailey Nelson. He was retired from the IT Department at Clinton Mills, was a former employee of Adam’s Building Supply, Carolina Concrete, and part time at Gray Funeral Home. Lawrence was a veteran of the US Army, a devoted member and former Deacon, Sunday School Director, and Teacher for 35 years at Bellview Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Faye Rowe Nelson of the home; his sons, Larry Nelson (Diana) of Greenville and John Nelson (Lori) of Greenville; his grandchildren, Jack Nelson, Clara Nelson, and Sawyer Nelson; and his sisters, Vivian Coats (Charles), Yvonne Lanford, Lenora Alexander (James), Juanita Wilson (Ricky), Inez Ficklin (Barry).

In addition to his parents his is predeceased by his brother, Sanford Nelson.

Funeral Services will be held Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 3 PM at the Bellview Baptist Church with burial follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Gray Funeral Home of Laurens is assisting the family with services.


  1. Bert Lawrence on April 12, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    May God rest His soul

  2. Sawyer nelson on July 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Love you Papa hope you have a good time in heaven.

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