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Telphor "Ted" Lawrence, III

November 17, 1934 July 10, 2018
Telphor "Ted" Lawrence, III
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Obituary for Telphor "Ted" Lawrence, III

DURHAM: Telphor "Ted" Lawrence, III, 83, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Durham, the son of the late Telphor Hinton Lawrence, Jr. and Frances Long Lawrence.

Ted attended Durham County Schools and was a graduate of Braggtown High School. He was a truck driver with McLean Trucking Company for 30 years until his retirement. Ted was a member of Duke Memorial Methodist Church and a member of the Elks Club. He was an expert on Durham history and enjoyed sharing his knowledge with family and friends.

Ted is survived by his wife of 46 years, Johnnie Lawrence; children, Telphor “Terry” H. Lawrence IV (Kathleen) of Greensboro, Candace Lawrence Buchanan (Bill) of Wake Forest; sister, Frances Anne Lawrence Viverette (Cecil) of Hilton Head, S.C.; grandchildren, Stephen Lawrence, Nick Lawrence (Rachel), Ben Lawrence, Kristie Pfendler (Chase), Catherine Buchanan; and great-grandson, Emerson Lawrence.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, July 13th, at Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham with Rev. Dick Purnell officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to www.clementsfuneralservice.com.


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Visitation Prior to the Service

Friday

13

Jul

10:00 AM 7/13/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Home
1105 Broad St. Durham 27705 NC
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

13

Jul

11:00 AM 7/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham
1105 Broad Street Durham 27705 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery Final Resting Place

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701

1621 Duke University Road Durham 27701 NC
United States
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