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T.D. Everett, 93, Fairview, KY, dies in Hopkinsville, KY

Rev. Everett was 'one of the giants' in Lindsey Wilson College History. He was a longtime trustee of the college and was pastor of Columbia United Methodist Church for six of his 40 years of service in the United Methodist Church, with pastorates at Cadiz and Morganfield, KY

By Duane Bonifer, LWC Director of Public Affairs

COLUMBIA, KY - Longtime Lindsey Wilson College trustee the Rev. Thomas "T.D." Everett died Wednesday in Hopkinsville, Ky. He was 93.Everett, a resident of Fairview, KY, died after suffering a massive heart attack earlier this month. He was surrounded in love by family, friends, and Rowena, his devoted wife of 64 years.

Visitation for the late the Rev. Thomas "T.D." Everett will be from 4-7:00pmCT on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Latham Funeral Home, Elkton, KY. The funeral will be at 11amCT, Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Fairview United Methodist Church, Fairview KY, with visitation beginning at 9:00amCT until the time of the funeral.

He was president of the 1936-37 LWC student body

A 1937 Lindsey Wilson graduate, Everett was president of the 1936-37 student body. A member of the Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees since 1980 -- which made him one of the longest-serving trustees in the college's history -- Everett had personally known all eight Lindsey Wilson presidents.

"T.D. was one of the giants in the history of Lindsey Wilson College," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr. "He was among a handful of individuals who saw this college through its rough times, and he is one of the reasons this college stands tall today."

Rev. Everett served UMC for 40 years

Everett served The United Methodist Church for 40 years, including six years as pastor of Columbia United Methodist Church. He also had successful pastorates at Cadiz United Methodist Church and Morganfield United Methodist Church.

In 1991, the college's faculty and board of trustees awarded him an honorary doctorate of divinity for his service to the church.In 2000, the Everetts established four endowed scholarships to honor the college's leadership: Luckey and former LWC Presidents R.V. Bennett, A.P. White and Walter S. Reuling.

Former library building named for the Everetts

In October 2007, the college re-named the building that housed the college's former library the T.D. and Rowena Everett Building."This is one of the great days we have experienced in our lives," Everett said at the Oct. 5, 2007, dedication ceremony. "I have known this college, and I have loved this college, and have prayed for this college," Everett said. "This college has grown from a very small college ... but it has not reached its vision or maturation. This college has a bright future, a great future."

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Remembering T.D. Everett: One of giants in LWC history

2009-04-23 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. LWC 2007 file photo.
Longtime Lindsey Wilson College trustee the Rev. Thomas "T.D." Everett of Fairview, Ky., died Wednesday, April 23, 2009, in Hopkinsville, KY. He was 93.

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