Funeral Service To Be Held Friday For Lawrence G. Sours, 95

Published 3:40 pm Friday, August 6, 2010

JANUARY 7 – Lawrence G. Sours, 95, of Farmville passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010. A native of Chatham and the youngest of William and Elizabeth Sours' 12 children, he is survived by his daughter, Llewellyn Sours Watson and husband, Hunter of Farmville; grandsons, Bradley Lawrence Watson and wife, Virginia, and Brett Von Cannon Watson and wife, Lorrie; and four grandchildren Thomas, Ethan, Claire, and Sophie, all of Farmville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lewallen Sours.

Mr. Sours was a lifelong funeral director, spending the last 30 years of his career at the Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. He was a soloist who sang for over a thousand weddings and funerals during his lifetime, as well as for both of his grandsons' weddings when he was over 80 years old. Known as “PaPa” to many Farmville residents, he will long be remembered for his outgoing personality, winning smile, and generosity to all he met. A Rotarian for 60 years, he was past president of the Altavista Virginia Rotary Club, a member of the Farmville Rotary Club, and a Paul Harris Fellow.

The family will receive friends at the Puckett Funeral Home in Farmville on Thursday evening between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m.

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A funeral service will be held at the Farmville United Methodist Church in Farmville at 11 a.m. Friday morning. Interment will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Asheboro, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Farmville United Methodist Church or Fuqua School.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.