08/25/08 — WALLACE E. THORNE

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Oct. 13, 1927-Aug. 23, 2008

LAGRANGE -- Wallace E. Thorne, 80, 1584 New Hope Road, died Saturday at his home. Wallace was the son of the late Elmer and Ruth Rowe Thorne.

Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home with the Rev. Sherman Guthrie and the Rev. T.C. West officiating. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery.

His wife, Irene Newsome Thorne, preceded him in death on April 14, 2008. Wallace was the former owner of Goldsboro Tractor Company and was a member of Beston United Methodist Church.

Mr. Thorne is survived by four children, Christie T. Smith and husband, Glenn of Goldsboro, Marsha T. Green and husband, Johnny of Goldsboro, Mark Thorne and wife, Lynn of Raleigh, Curt Thorne and wife, Heather of Nashville, Tenn., sister, Fannie Lou Dickerson and husband, Alton of Wilson; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and the mother of his children, Iris Thorne of Goldsboro. Wallace was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters, James Thorne, Henry Thorne, Mavis Pope, Mozelle Lewis and Jean Dodd.

The family will receive friends following the service of remembrance. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beston United Methodist Church, c/o Lisa Ritko, 1501 E. Mulberry St., Goldsboro, NC 27530.

Arrangements are being handled by Rouse Funeral Home of LaGrange.


Published in Obituaries on August 25, 2008 1:37 PM