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William "Billy" Edward Lawhorn

January 23, 1947 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 73)


Graveside services for William “Billy” Edward Lawhorn, 73 of Butler will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Sand Bethel Church Cemetery.

Mr. Lawhorn passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Navicent Health Medical Center.

He was a member of Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Veteran and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Billy loved his family dearly, whether you knew him as husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle or friend he was loved and respected by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Helen Lawhorn; brother, Ralph Lawhorn; sons, Carl and Mike Walker and Troy Taunton.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Katie Lawhorn of Butler; children, Lisa Taunton of Butler, Brian Lawhorn (Julie) of Butler and Kelly Welch (Kenny) of Butler; daughter-in-law, Dana Taunton of Shiloh; siblings, Prissy Harris (Dwight), Bobby Lawhorn (Sue), Sue Lawhorn, Maxine Allen (Richard), Johnny Lawhorn (Betty Jean), Randy Lawhorn (Terry) and Frankie Lawhorn (Renee); fifteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

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McLeighton Funeral Service of Butler is in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
May 22, 2020

1:00 PM
Sand Bethel Church Cemetery
2212 Americus Highway
Rupert, GA 31081

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