Barbara Sue Thrower dies at age 80

LOCAL OBITUARY | Lynchburg native Barbara Sue Thrower, age 80, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at home surrounded by family and friends. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. with Bro. Allan Shedd officiating at Booneville Cemetery. Matt Thrower, Josh Thrower, Van Roach, Michael McKelvey, David Edwards, and Jerry Raby will serve as pallbearers. 

Barbara Sue Thrower

The daughter of late Bob and Aileene Shields, Susie – as she was known to her family and close friends – met the love of her life, Nolan, at the Fayettevile skating ring and the two married in 1959. Together, they raised a daughter and two sons in Moore County. She was a member of the Mulberry Methodist Church.

According to her family, Susie loved to work in her flower gardens and was a former member of the Tullahoma Lawn and Garden Club. She also enjoyed cooking and always making sure her family had more than enough to eat. Susie loved to spend time and spoil her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Nolan Emmett Thrower, and sisters, Annie D Raby and Nell Boone Groce.

Survivors include her daughter, Angie (Van) Roach of Lynchburg; sons, Nicky (Anita) Thrower of Lynchburg, and Toby Thrower of Antioch; granddaughters, Callie (Michael) McKelvey of Hartselle, AL, Katie Beth Nolen of Cleveland, TN; grandsons, Matt (Dana) Thrower of Walterboro, SC, Josh (Marcy) Thrower of Lynchburg; great-grandchildren, Camryn McKelvey, Colton McKelvey, Reed McKelvey, Reese Thrower, Lincoln Thrower, Eli Thrower, Finn Thrower, Joanna Thrower; as well as her brother, Roy Glenn Groce of Mulberry; nephew, Jerry Raby; and niece, Lori Ann Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to St. Jude’s Research Children Hospital in honor of Barbara Sue Thrower. •

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