SELMA – On Wednesday, former classmates of Mac Lawhorn, including Selma Mayor Bryon McAllister, Councilman William Overby and Town of Selma staff gathered at the Selma Depot Station to celebrate their friend.
“Mac Lawhorn was a beloved Selma native and classmate of ours. On January 20, 2022, Mac passed away from health complications at the age of 51. Several classmates of Mac’s raised money amongst themselves using the SSS Class of 88 Facebook page. With the funds raised we purchased a double-sided metal train station clock and plaque,” said Sarai Byrd Allen, Town Clerk of Selma, and a former classmate of Mac Lawhorn.
The plaque located by the clock reads: In Loving Memory of Mac C. Lawhorn, 2/22/1970 to 1/20/2022. In honor of his life lessons to his 1988 SSS Classmates and lasting impressions amongst his lifelong Selma Friends.
The metal constructed train station clock honoring Mac is in the lobby of the Selma Depot.
The remainder of the funds will fund a one-time scholarship for a Smithfield-Selma Senior High School graduate from the class of 2023. The qualifications for the recipient are the student must be a current resident of Selma, plan to attend Johnston Community College and enroll in a trade school curriculum program.
“Mac knew everyone in Selma and made sure he knew all about Selma. As a train enthusiast, Mac spent a great deal of time at the Selma Depot. He visited other Railroad Depots all around North Carolina. He especially loved model trains and model train exabits,” stated Tonya Wiggs Joyner.