Thomas Henry Atherton

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Mr. Thomas Henry Atherton, 92, of Lynn Haven, Fla., passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 4, 2008, in a local nursing home.

Born in Shelbyville, Tenn., he moved to this area in 1938. He became a carpenter, a member of the Harry Jackson Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star, and attended First Baptist Church of Lynn Haven.

He was preceded in death by three brothers. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruby Lee Atherton; son, Rodney Dwight Schlarb; daughter, Sherry Trail and husband, Larry; two sisters; five grandchildren, Tony Schlarb and wife, Barbara, Terrenna Trail, George Schlarb and wife Brenda, Tommy Trail and wife, Merry, and Susan Humphries and husband, Ken; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Mr. Atherton will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, in the Southerland Family Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tom Daniels officiating. Mr. Atherton's grandsons and nephews will serve as active pallbearers. Interment will follow in Lynn Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, Dec. 5, 2008, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy can be submitted and viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.

Southerland Family
Funeral Homes
100 E. 19th St.
Panama City, Fla. 32405
(850) 785-8532
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Panama City - Panama City
100 East 19th Street
Panama City, FL 32405
850-785-8532
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