Lawrence T. Linkous III

Lawrence T. Linkous III, 30, of 1012 Weeks Road, Panama, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 5, 2014, in his home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born June 8, 1983, in Jamestown, N.Y., a son of Michele McElwain Hosier and Lawrence T. Linkous, Jr.

He was most recently employed by Connections, Inc. and had previously worked at AutoZone, and Intrepid Auto Sales.

Lawrence loved to spend time drawing, and was an avid New York Yankees fan, Buffalo Bills fan and a fan of NASCAR racing. He also loved his mom’s dog, “Bubba.”

Surviving are his mother Michele Hosier and stepfa-ther, Jeff Hosier of Panama; his father, Lawrence T. Lin-kous Jr. of Celoron; two sisters: Amber Linkous of Pa-nama, and Alanna Linkous of Celoron; two brothers: Dale Riley and Trevor Lawrence, both of Celoron; a stepsister, Beth Hosier of Virginia; a stepbrother, Joshua Hosier of Erie, Pa.; his paternal grandmother, Alyce Shields of Jamestown; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Donna McElwain of Glasgow, Ky., and Joann McChesney of Cassadaga; and his loving nieces: Chloe and Kendra, whom he adored. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lawrence Linkous; and his maternal grandfather, Gail McChesney.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Visitation will not be observed.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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