Lena Mae “Shorty” Lawson Elam will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., May 25, 2013, at the Press Room on Roller Street, behind Food City at Clinchfield Street, Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by her sisters Mrs. Ivadell (Don) Payne and Margie Jennings, and brother Dee Reece Lawson.
She is the daughter of the late Lon and Eva Price Lawson, and the widow of Ted Elam. Deceased members of her family include Irene (Lloyd) Bloomer, Virgie Lawson, Bonnie (Paul) Begley and Herbert Lawson.
She retired from the yarn plant at Tennessee Eastman Company after 42 years of service.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift desired.