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Died Oct. 24, 2007

GRANTHAM -- Bessie Jordan Thornton, 88, of 212 Corbett Hill Road, died Wed-nesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Born in Sampson County, she was the daughter of the late Chappel and Ophelia Jackson Jordan and the wife of the late Harvey Preston Thornton. A homemaker, she was a member of Eureka Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Eureka Christian Church with the Rev. Frank Purvis officiating. Burial will be in the Grady Family Cemetery.

She is survived by her nine children, including six sons, Shelton Thornton and wife, Irene, of Grantham, Rayvon Thornton and wife, Rita, of Clayton, Preston Thornton and wife, Carolyn, of Grantham, Gordon Thornton and wife, Jenny, of Seven Springs, Harold Thornton and wife, Kathy, of Grantham, Gary Thornton of Grantham; three daughters, Violet Thornton of Grantham, Frances Capps and husband, James, of Grantham, Judy Coker and husband, Kenneth, of Grantham; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Flowers are welcome and memorial contributions may be directed to the Eureka Christian Church, 2036 Dobbersville Road, Mount Olive, N.C. 28365.

Family members will greet friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Funeral arrangements are with Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home and online condolences may be sent to the Thornton family at www.shumate-faulk.com.


Published in Obituaries on October 26, 2007 1:47 PM