Beulah Taylor Lawhorne

June 19, 1927March 16, 2013
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Beulah Taylor Lawhorne, 85, of Madison Heights, passed away March 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Lawhorne.

Born June 19, 1927, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Clifton Denver Taylor and Kate Hart Taylor.

She was the retired co-owner of Lawhorne & Co. Realtors, Sam Lawhorne Septic Tank Service, Inc., and Virginia Masonry Seal, Inc. She was a life member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and a member of the Forest Lions Club. She was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellow for Humanitarian Services Award, and the Lions of Virginia Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian Award. She was the first female in Lynchburg to receive a real-estate broker’s license, in the 1960’s.

She is survived by her daughter, Barbara L. Wright and husband Wayne, of Madison Heights; a grandson, Kevin Andrew Wright, of Albany, NY; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Jean Shelton and husband Gary, Dorine Graybill, and Peggy Gunter, all of Lynchburg; brothers-in-law, Charles R. Gunter, of Gretna, Ernest M. Gunter Jr. and wife Mary, of South Boston, and Mack Almond Sr. and wife Barbara, of Lynchburg; cousins, Irene Taylor, Ruth Baber, Rachel Wooldridge, and Shirley Wooldridge, all of Lynchburg, and Alfreda Liebermann, of Pittsboro, NC; special friend and neighbor, Katherine Wright, of Madison Heights, other relatives and many friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 7-9:00 pm at Whitten Timberlake Chapel, and at other times at the residence of her daughter.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Thursday at Whitten Timberlake Chapel by the Rev. Dennis Roberts. Interment will follow in Virginia Memorial Park.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Headley, Centra Hospice, and Team Nurse, for the loving care given to Beulah, during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Lions of Virginia Foundation, Inc., in care of, Richard Chaffin, PO Box 827, Forest, VA 24551, or to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 Langhorne Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24503.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beulah Taylor Lawhorne

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Judy Lichtenberger

March 22, 2013

Barbara, I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You spoke lovingly of her and I am sure this is a difficult loss. Mother's love becomes part of our hearts and stays with us forever. I will keep you in my prayers.

March 21, 2013

Barbara, I was so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I remember her from our days in chorus at Liberty. It is so very hard to give up our parents. It makes it easier to know that they are in a much better place than we are and that one day we will see them again.

Barbara Thomas Saunders

March 20, 2013

We extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. You and your family are in our prayers.

John and Donna

Diane Warth

March 19, 2013

Dear Barbara: Just wanted you to know that I was so saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. I know you and she were very close, and it's so hard losing a parent. Take care, and I know you will have the comfort of being with your loved ones during this sad time. Hope to see you soon. I'm available if you need to talk.

Frances Scott

March 18, 2013

Lion Beulah
You have been a wonderful friend and a great and loyal Lion.
I will miss you dearly. You will always be in my heart.