Thomas Haden Burton
Biographical Sketch On The Life of Thomas H.
Thomas H. Burton was born in Lynchburg, Tennessee, September 11,
1881. He was brought up in a Methodist home. He married a member of the church
of Christ, Lucie Greer, in 1905. After their marriage he proposed that they leave
their respective churches and attend the Baptist church. Her reply was that he
could stay with the Methodist church, go to the Baptist church, or any other he
chose, but that she was where she was going to stay. According to Burton that
was the most absurd decision a young wife could make. Later he would be
grateful to her for that strong commitment. Her influence ultimately led to his
baptism by L.B. Jones in 1912.
He began preaching in Dechard, Tennessee in 1915. He attended
Nashville Bible School (now Lipscomb University). Churches he preached for
included the Hartsville, Tennessee church from 1916-19, 1947-50; Union, South
Carolina, 1919-27; also Portland, Tennessee. He passed from this life December
25, 1961 in his eightieth year, and was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery,
Directions To The Grave Of T.H. Burton
Thomas Haden Burton is buried in the Woodlawn
Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. The Cemetery is located behind
the 100 Oaks Shopping Center that faces I-65 just before the I-440 Interchange
in the southern part of the city. From 100 Oaks travel east on Thompson Lane and
turn left into the main entrance of the Woodlawn Cemetery. Take your first left
and travel up the hill. Note that Fountain View C & D will be on your left.
At the top of the hill you will see a fountain area. Turn left into the fountain
circle. Immediately to the right will be a hedge (called the east hedge). On the
other side of the east hedge is Fountain Memorial B. From the other side of the
east hedge travel west nine rows. As you travel in you will see another hedge to
your right (north). The grave is located twelve rows in from the north hedge,
and nine rows from the east hedge.
B - 374 - 4
GPS N 36º 06' 46.6"
x WO 86º 45' 42.8
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