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Obituary- Tom Barham



Mr. Thomas Muse “Tom” Barham, 89, a resident of East Commerce St. in Lewisburg, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 at St. Thomas Hospital.

            The Lincoln County native was the son of the late James and Winnie Muse Barham and was the widower of Edith Hayes Barham who died in April 2000. He was the retired owner and operator of Moss & Barham Men’s Wear and former employee of Murray Moss Store of Lewisburg and marsh General Store of Petersburg. He was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association, having raised the 1966 World Grand Champion Shaker’s Shocker. For many years he was the tailor for Tennessee Walking Horse trainers throughout the Middle Tennessee area.

            He is survived by a daughter, Betty (Mike) Kavanagh of Hendersonville, Tenn., three grandchildren, Tiffany (Mike) Donovan and Michelle Kavanagh, both of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Michael Kavanagh of Hermitage, Tenn.; two great grandchildren, Fisher Edward Donovan and Analeigh Elizabeth Donovan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; caregiver and friend, Agnes Biship of Lewisburg, Tenn. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mabern McGee.

            Memorials may be made to the East Commerce Baptist Church, 560 east Commerce St., Lewisburg, TN 37091 or American lung Association of Tennessee, One Vantage Way, Suite C-250, Nashville, TN 37228.

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