Linda Earle Lawhorn

September 19, 1949May 5, 2014

Linda Earle Leath (Thigpen, Gant, and Marascola) Lawhorn, 64 years old, passed away peacefully in Austin, Texas on May 5, 2014 from complications with end stage renal disease. She was born on September 19, 1949, in Dallas, Texas and was a resident of Oak Cliff growing up.

Linda began as a licensed beautician and progressed to working for EDS, then Countrywide Home Loans and then subsequently Bank of America before retiring in 2007. She was a member of the Methodist Church for many years. Her passion in life was bowling. She won the Dallas Morning News Bowling Tournament twice, she bowled seven 700 series and bowled a 299 game. She also won many awards in tournaments around the country as an individual and on teams. She was also named Dallas Women’s Bowling Association Bowler of the Year.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, James Henry (Jim) Leath; her mother, Mildred Harrell Leath; her brother, Glenn Murray Leath. She is survived by her son, James Bryan Thigpen and husband, W. Brian Moore; her grandson, Jarrod Amos Thigpen all of Austin, Texas; her sister, Glynda Leath Kittrell of Houston, Texas; her two half-brothers, Jimmie Lee Leath and wife, Jayne, of McKinney, Texas; and Robert Leath and wife, Nadine, of Citrus Heights, California.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and care providers of North Austin Medical Center and all the staff of Fresenius Dialysis Center in North Austin for their love and care of Linda during her illness.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at Laurel Land Cemetery at 6000 S R.L. Thornton Fwy in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the National Kidney Foundation, who provided much assistance with her healthcare needs.


  • Graveside Servie Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Kristen Kroll

May 10, 2014

Our thoughts and love are with you today.

Michael Ross

May 9, 2014

Linda you were such a loving and beautiful lady. You were like a mom to all that met you. Michael Ross

Nana King

May 9, 2014

Miss Linda RIP

Rachel Lopez

May 9, 2014

I didn't know you personally, but did know you were an amazing woman.. Heaven now has another beautiful Angel.. may you rest in eternal peace... my sincere condolences go out to the family..

May 9, 2014

Family is everything. May Linda rest in peace.

Carrie Crober

May 9, 2014

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of and kisses to all.

Kristi vu

May 8, 2014

So sorry I could not be there with you during this time. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all~Kris

kristi vu

May 8, 2014

I am so glad to have had a chance to know Linda and be a part of her family this past year. She always made me feel welcomed in your home and she will be missed. I love you all dearly and my thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time.

Jane Mendoza

May 8, 2014

Very precious, free spirited woman. Full of life and as I remember her, a great lover of the outdoors. I recall most her passion for working in her yard planting flowers and her fun filled escapades with "Bassin' Gals". God bless her Soul, as well as her family. Deepest sympathy to James, Brian, and Jarrod.

Rev. Geffen Okin

May 8, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.