COLUMBUS ó Laura Brown Lash, 98, died April 7, 2018, at Aurora Nursing Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James MB Church of Crawford with the Rev. Willie Petty officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon-6 p.m. at Carterís of Columbus. Mrs. Lash was born in Columbus on Feb. 3, 1920, to the late Ben Lash and Nettie Lash. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her children, Hattie Monroe, Emma Sims, Roosevelt Staples and Sally Lue; siblings, Nettie M. Lash, Minnie L. Lash, Queen Dismuke, Mary Rice, Roosevelt Lash, Ben Lash Jr., Kevin C. Lash, William Lash and Jim Peterson; and four grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Emma Turner, Wilie C. Williams and Kennedy Staples, all of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 58 great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Allen Monroe, Allen Wilburn, Marty Turner, Tavares Turner, Willie C. Hairston, Dector Wilburn, Marco Monroe, Marvin Monroe Jr., Kelvin Wilburn Sr., and Malik Maxwell.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on April 13, 2018
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