Tifton Gazette


February 1, 2014

Thelma Grace Frazier Lawhorne

TY TY — Thelma Grace Frazier Lawhorne, 90, of Ty Ty died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s residence in Casselberry, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ty Ty First Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Duggan will officiate with burial to follow at Salem Memorial Gardens.

Scott Schicker, Jeff Schicker, Greg Schicker, Doug Schicker, Alex Lawhorne and John Tibbs will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

Mrs. Lawhorne was born on Feb. 10, 1923 and was the daughter of Eddie J. Frazier and Elizabeth Conger Frazier, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Frank Brown Lawhorne; a son, Stephen Lawhorne; a daughter, Joan Lawhorne; three brothers, Avery “Bud” Frazier, Raymond Frazier and Russell Frazier; and five sisters, Myrtice Kickliter, Ethel White, Ava Patterson, Betty Stanford and Wynelle Walters. She was a homemaker and a member of Ty Ty First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lawhorne was born and raised in the Tifton area and moved to Omaha, Neb. in 1959, followed by later moves to Saint Paul, Minn. and Mason City, Iowa. Upon her husband’s retirement, they moved back to Ty Ty in 1985. She was an expert seamstress and enjoyed quilting, bowling and square-dancing in her early years.

Mrs. Lawhorne is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marjorie R. and Robert Wittekind of Apopka, Fla. and Patricia G. Schicker of Casselberry, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Sue Lawhorne Brenna; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com.

Services for the Lawhorne family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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