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Bennie Russell Lawhorn

May 22, 1933 ~ September 5, 2019 (age 86)

Bennie Russell Lawhorn, of Liberty, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Liberty Care and Rehab. He was 86.

Born on May 22, 1933, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late James and Ada Davis Lawhorn. Bennie was a lifelong dairy farmer and a bus driver for numerous years. He was a member of First Christian Church of Liberty, a member of the Casey Swingers and Craftsman Masonic Lodge #722 F&A.M. Bennie was a Korean war veteran and later went on to become the commander of the original Casey County Funeral Squad, of which he was very proud. Along with his wife, he was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hendrickson Lawhorn; a daughter, Karen (Mark) Reynolds of Campbellsville; and a son, Tim (Pam) Lawhorn of Liberty.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Alice Voelker; and a brother, James Alton Lawhorn.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Janet Carden officiating. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the Casey County Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, September 9, 2019, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

Andy Greynolds, Allen Sparr, Don Cravens, Burrel Smithers, Jr., Virgil Latko and Abe Latko will serve as Bennie’s pallbearers.

Arrangements for Mr. Bennie Lawhorn are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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