Patricia Smith Lawler, 75, of Opelika, passed away Feb. 1 at Arbor Springs. A graveside service was held 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 at Little Texas Cemetery with Reverend Russell DeLee officiating. Ms. Lawler was born Nov. 9, 1945 in Macon County, Alabama to O W and Clara Elizabeth Smith. She lived most of her live in Lee County and retired from the City of Opelika. Ms. Lawler was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

Ms. Lawler was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tina Lawler; sister, Juanita Mask; and brother-in-law, Dan Freeman. She is survived by her husband, Ted Lawler; siblings: Betty Freeman, Sandra Henderson, Darleene Hutson, Hugh (Wanda) Smith; friend, Gerald Brooks; brother-in-law, Hoyt Mask; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to Little Texas Cemetery.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home directed.