SELMA — On Wednesday, former classmates of Mc Lawhorn, including Selma Mayor Bryon McAllister, Councilman William Overby and Selma city staff gathered at the Selma Depot station to celebrate their friend.
“Mc Lawhorn was our beloved Selma resident and classmate. On January 20, 2022, Mack died of health complications at the age of 51. Several of Mac’s classmates raised money with each other 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, Selma City Clerk and former classmate of Mack Lawhorn.
The plaque next to the clock reads: In loving memory of Mac C. Lawhorn, 2/22/1970 to 1/20/2022. In honor of his life lessons to the SSS Class of 1988 and lasting impressions among his Selma friends.
A metal train station clock honoring Mack is in the lobby of the Selma Depot. ,
The remaining funds will fund a one-time scholarship to a Smithfield-Selma High School graduate from the class of 2023. Recipient qualifications are that the student must be a current resident of Selma, intend to attend Johnston Community College, and be enrolled in a trade school curriculum. ,
“Mac knew everyone in Selma and made sure he knew everything about Selma. As a train enthusiast, Mack spent a lot of time at the Selma Depot. He visited other railroad depots in North Carolina. He especially loved model trains and model train exhibits,” Tonya Wiggs Joyner said.