Age: 66 Address: Mountain View Road Date of Death: Sunday, February 17, 2013 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: Richard Ernest Laws Mountain View Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 17th at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of Kittie Riddle Laws and the late S.C. Laws, who passed away in 2012. He was a member of Byrd’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and loved to hunt and fish.
Surviving in addition to his mother, is his loving wife of 42 years, Rhonelda Hedrick Laws; sister, Beth Ponder and husband, Donald, of Cane River; aunt, Marie Laws of Cane River; niece, Michelle Ponder of Marion; great-niece, Laura Hilemon Pyle and husband, Mark; great-nephew, Nathan Hilemon.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 21st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Royce Ball and Rev. Danny Silvers will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Donna Hughes, Jana Campbell and the staff of Hospice of Yancey County for the wonderful care given to Ernest during his illness. Memorial donations may be made to the family or to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.