Larry Morgan Cauthen
Published 9:17 pm Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Mr. Larry Morgan Cauthen, 74, a resident of Lapine, Alabama, passed away in his home
surrounded by his family on Friday, September 17, 2021. Funeral services for Mr. Cauthen were
held at 2 PM on Monday, September 20th, at Mountain Hill Baptist Church in Lapine with Rev.
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Todd Russell officiating. Interment followed in Bethlehem Cemetery with Turners Funeral Home
of Luverne directing.
Mr. Cauthen attended Troy State University before transferring to Alabama Christian University
(now Faulkner) on a basketball scholarship. He graduated with bachelor degrees in both
Psychology and Engineering. He then went to work with the Alabama Department of
Transportation until his retirement. He was a gregarious man who never met a stranger and
could spend hours talking with people with never a lull in the conversation.
In his free time, Mr. Cauthen loved going fishing and taking cruises with his wife at least once a
year. He also thoroughly enjoyed gospel music and had become a faithful member of Mountain
Hill Baptist Church after his baptism. Every Saturday he could be found at an area flea market
buying and selling his “discoveries.” On Saturdays in the fall, he also loved cheering on his
beloved Florida Gators. Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who
cherished his family and the time they spent together. They will miss him terribly, but they are
comforted in the knowledge that he is at peace and no longer suffering.
Mr. Cauthen was preceded in death by his grandson, Noah Hayden Beck, and his father,
Wilfred “Pig” Cauthen. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Betty Cauthen; children,
Scott Cauthen, Jennifer (Tim) Burgett, Deanna (Chuck) Armstrong, and Janeen (Brandon)
Mosley; grandsons, Connor Cauthen, Will Beck, and Andy Burgett; mother, Alice Rhocene
Morgan Fowler; sister, Sandra Peavy; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.