28 year old Matthew Malachi Lawson of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Born in Woodbury, he was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. Lawson was also a logger. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. John Smartt will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He is survived by his parents, Charlie and Ruth Lawson of Smithville. Sisters, Diane and husband Shonnie Sanders of Woodbury, Amy Lawson of Liberty, and Virginia and husband Chad Carrier of Smithville. A brother, Mark Lawson of Smithville. Six nephews, four nieces, a special cousin, Shannon Herman, and aunts, uncles, and other cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hobart and Betty Linnear and Lemmie and Ruby Lawson. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.