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Mattie Absher Lawhorn, 86, Columbia, KY (1930-2016)

She was a member of a highly regarded East Adair County, KY family, a the daughter of the late Joe & Emma Moore Absher of Adair County, KY, and the widow of J.B. Lawhorn. She made many friends with her warm smile and friendly manner.
Click on headline for complete obituary Mattie Absher Lawhorn age 86 of Columbia, KY passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:40pmCT at the Signature Health Care at Summit Manor in Columbia, KY after several weeks illness.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Rev. Carlie Riggs will officiate. Interment will be in the Freedom Cemetery. The family request visiting after 4pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Mattie Absher Lawhorn, 86, Columbia, KY (1930-2016)

Mattie Absher Lawhorn was born on January 6, 1930, the daughter of late Joe and Emma Moore Absher of Adair County, KY. She died Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the age of 86 years, one month, and 10 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Lawhorn on October 22, 1996, and by her three sisters, Thelma Wall, Edith Floyd, Allene Collins, and one brother, Holland Absher.

She is survived by
  • One brother, James Absher
  • Two sisters. Alma Furkin and Lois Claiborne, both of Columbia, KY
  • Several nieces and nephews
  • A host of friends
Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at

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Mattie Absher Lawhorn, 86, Columbia, KY (1930-2016)

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Mattie Absher Lawhorn, 86, Columbia, KY (1930-2016)

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