Miss Nora Mae Laws, age 87, of Summerville, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008 at her residence. Miss Laws was born in Cherokee County, AL on September 27, 1920. She was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation after 39 years of service and was a member of the Mount Bethel Baptist Church.

Miss Laws was preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert Joe and Julian Hurley Laws, sisters, Bonnie Louise Laws, Josie Laws, Winnie Laws Freeman and Edith Marie Laws; brothers, Fletcher Laws, Taylor Laws, Joe Laws and Berry Laws.

Miss Laws is survived by a sister, Etna McCullough of Birningham, AL; nephew, Dexter Laws of Summerville and great nieve, Tara McElroy of Woodstock, GA; several nieces and nephews also survived.

Funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 24,2008 at 1:00 pm from the chapel o fthe Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Internment will follow in the Mount Bethel Church Cemetery.

Miss Laws will lie-in-state Tuesday September 23,2008 at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Jim McElroy, terry Payne, Bobby Nixson, Shawn Wright, Don Wright, and Shane Wilson. They are asked to assemble at the Funeral home at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home is in charge of the suneral arrangements for Miss Nora Mae Laws who passed away on Monday.