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Horace Lawhorn Jr.


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Horace Lawhorn Jr. Obituary
Lawhorn, Jr., Horace
Horace Lawhorn, Jr. ("Jun" "Big Jun"), 83, of New Haven, Connecticut passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018. He was born on October 20, 1934, to the late Horace, Sr. and Fannie Smith Lawhorn. Horace attended elementary school in Camden, S.C. and graduated from Jackson, High School in Camden, SC. Horace was employed by Armstrong Rubber Company, in West Haven, Connecticut for nearly twenty years, and was the owner of the local moving company Lawhorn's General Hauling for over forty years. Horace enjoyed fishing and traveling to his birth place, Camden, South Carolina. He frequented the New Haven flea market on the Boulevard to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables and was an avid visitor of the New Haven Long Wharf, where he would relax, read the newspaper and enjoy the shoreline. Horace was also active in his local neighborhood block watch and volunteered at the Saint Martin de Porres breakfast ministry. Horace was as a member of the East Rock Lodge No. 141 IBPOE of W in New Haven for over 50 years. Horace leaves to cherish his memory, loving wife, Clara A. Lawhorn, stepdaughters, the Honorable Robin L. Wilson, Superior Court Judge, of New Haven, Tanya Vaughn of CA and Jackie Scott of Bridgeport, and stepson, Derick Vaughn of New Haven, brothers, Eugene Lawhorn of CA, Arthur Lawhorn (Evelyn) of North Haven, and James Lawhorn (Margaret) and sister Betty Jane Spencer of Camden, SC and a host of relatives and friends. Horace was predeceased by his brothers, Curtis, Donald, and Charles.
A celebration of Horace's life will take place on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, 255 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT, 06511. Friends may call Tuesday at the church from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, 1287 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511. To leave a message of comfort for the Lawhorn family, please visit, www.hkhfunrealservices.com.
Published in The New Haven Register from July 13 to July 15, 2018
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