Jerry Carlton Lawson of Acworth, Ga.(Formerly of Columbus, Miss.), passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be at the Georgia National Cemetery, Highway 20, Canton, Ga., on Tuesday, July 29th at 12:00 P.M., with military honors. Born in West Point, Mississippi, he was the son of the late Hugh C. and Olline Alford Lawson. A 1966 graduate of Stephen D. Lee High School in Columbus, Miss., a graduate of East Mississippi Junior College and attended Mississippi State University. Jerry served ten years in the United States Air Force and retired with 33 years civil service from the Defense Contract Management Agency. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Keller Lawson; one son, Heath C. Lawson and wife Julie; one granddaughter, Savannah Ashley Lawson and one step-granddaughter, Brittany Bennett all of Acworth, Ga.; three sisters, Ginger Jones of Swansboro, N.C., Carla Reeves and Belinda (Lindy) Thomason both of Columbus, Miss. In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation, in memory of Jerry C. Lawson, to North Cobb Christian School, 4500 Lakeview Dr., Kennesaw, Ga. 30144. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, Ga., has charge of the funeral arrangements.