Thurman Willis “T.W.” Stewart

 Services for Thurman Willis “T.W.” Stewart, retired educator and school administrator were scheduled for 10:00 this morning (July 15, 2006) at the Second Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Lawrence and Larry Wilson officiating.

Burial was to be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.

Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Stewart, 96, Talbert Drive, died at 10:38 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2006, at Covington’s Convalescent Center following a brief illness.

A native of Trigg County, he was born Aug. 30, 1909, the son of the late Willis Johnson and Dora Wood Stewart.

He was a graduate of Western University and received his master’s from the University of Kentucky.

His entire teaching career was in Christian County, beginning with his teaching at Mount Carmel in a one-room school.

After two years at Mount Carmel, he transferred to Lantrip, a two-teacher school.

He started as a math teacher at Sinking Fork High School in 1935.

In 1948 he became principal of Sinking Fork High School, remaining in that post until 1956 when he was named superintendent of the Christian County School System.

He remained in that post for 12 years, retiring in 1970.

He was a member and deacon emeritus of Second Baptist Church and had served as president of the Adult Bible Class and the Progressive Bible Class.

He was a Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite of Truemasonry Valley of Madisonville and the Pennyrile Scottish Rite club of Hopkinsville.

He was a member of the Rizpah Temple and Hopkinsville Shrine Club.

His wife, Dorothy Turner Stewart, died in 1999.