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“My sincere sympathy to Leslie, Bob and family.Helen was such a sweet lady. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Jane Moss Wormer - Franklin, TN

“Mrs. Lawton was a lady I admired growing up in Central City. She had such a sweet nature and a graciousness about her that you would not forget and...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Angela Francis Noffsinger - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss, I met Mrs. Lawton shortly after I began working at First National Bank. She was so kind and such a caring lady. I will...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Debra Gunterman Sweeney - KY

“So terribly sorry for your loss. Will always remember Mrs. Lawton for her kindness, being soft spoken, her sweet smile, and the twinkle in her eye....Read More »
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“Condolence to the family. She was such a kind person. Enjoyed time spent with her at silver sneakers ”
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CENTRAL CITY - Helen Haden Hale Lawton, 92, of Central City, KY passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at home.

Helen was born in Greenville, KY on March 2, 1922 to Leslie and Virginia Hale. She graduated from Greenville High School, then went to Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA where she graduated with a degree in mathematics. Upon graduation from college she went to Knoxville, TN to work for TVA as a mathematician.

On October 17, 1943 Helen married her beloved husband, Robert Allison Lawton, at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Helen was a devoted homemaker and loving mother. Her dedication to family was revealed in her unending attention to her husband, mother, mother-in-law, daughter, four grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Her soft-spoken, gentle spirit caused everyone to respect and love her. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community.

Helen was a 70 year member of the Central City First United Methodist Church where she taught the same ladies' Sunday School class for 50 years. Her involvement in United Methodist Women, Lioness Club and her bridge club spanned decades,. She also played golf with many friends through the years.

Helen is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, a daughter, Leslie Lawton Greenwood (Bill) of Central City: her four grandchildren, Jane Allison Crewse (Sam) of Brentwood, TN, Ann Hale Watson (Drew) of Owensboro, KY, Helen Virginia Futvoye (Matt) of Jackson, MS and William Lawton Greenwood (Emily) of Columbia, SC, and her eleven great grandchildren, Sarah Haden Crewse, Samuel Bryant Crewse, John Robert Crewse, Ann Lawton Watson, Eleanor Hale Watson, Bennett Alan Futvoye, Matthew Ford Futvoye, Virginia Belle Futvoye, Abigail Louise Greenwood, Hannah Marie Greenwood and Mary Haden Greenwood.

Funeral services will be held at Central City First United Methodist Church at 11 AM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Visitation with the family will be Monday evening from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City and Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery at a later date.

The family expresses sincere appreciation to Martha Coleman, her caretaker.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sunday School program at Central City First United Methodist Church or to the Muhlenberg Campus of Madisonville Community College.