MONTICELLO Rufus Lawson, 72, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Woods Nursing & Rehab in Monticello. He was born February 28, 1940 in Monticello.

MONTICELLO Rufus Lawson, 72, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at the Woods Nursing & Rehab in Monticello. He was born February 28, 1940 in Monticello.

He was a retired worker for a meat packing plant, a Baptist and was the son of the late Jessie James Lawson and Geraldine Cruce Lawson.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Living Word Fellowship Church, 181 Hwy 425 S., Monticello. Arrangements by Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.