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Reverend Thomas E. Lawhon, Class of 1957, Passes Away

Wednesday, January 18, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Reverend Thomas E. Lawhon, age  88, of Fugate Avenue, Adairville, Ky., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at his home.


He was born in Grider, Ky. on March 19, 1926, to the late Thomas Jefferson Lawhon and Lucy Alexander Lawhon.


He was a Southern Baptist Minister pastoring nine churches and serving as interim in several other churches. He was a United States Army World War II veteran and a graduate of Belmont University. He was also a member of the Adairville Baptist Church and an avid woodworker.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Manella Costello Lawhon.


He is survived by two sons, John Mark Lawhon and wife, Kathy of Savannah, Ga. and Daniel Edward Lawhon and wife Sherrie of Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Linda Carol Lawhon of Springfield, Tenn. and Beverly Sue Lawhon of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Brenda Garmon of Marrowbone, Ky. and Virginia Alexander of Glasgow, Ky., and two grandsons, Brandon Mark Lawhon and Joshua Ryan Lawhon.


Funeral services for Reverend Thomas E. Lawhon will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home with Brother Carl Freudenthal and Brother Mark Bond officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be Friday, March 13 from 4-8 p.m. and after 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 until the funeral hour of 2 p.m.


Pallbearers are Joshua Ryan Lawhon, Cameron Dorris, Kelly Anderson, Kevin Costello, Cody Costello and Brandon Mark Lawhon.


Honorary Pallbearers are Tony Anderson, Billy Don Costello, Gary Costello and David Costello.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to the Adairville Baptist Church or the Gideons International. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


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