08/23/10 — RUBY H. THORNTON

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Died Aug. 22, 2010

PIKEVILLE -- Ruby Hooks Matthews Thornton, 81, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010.

Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church. Interment will be at Wayne Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, George C. Thornton; daughter, Mawan Bunn (Joel) of Goldsboro; sons, LaVon Matthews (Pam) of Goldsboro, Stan Matthews (Barbara) of Pikeville and Tony Matthews of Greenville, S.C.; stepdaughters, Kathy Trogdon of Pikeville and Ann Cabaniss of Illinois; stepsons, Steve Thornton of Colorado and Danny Frank of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Blake, Casey, Abby and Ava Bunn, Timmy, Brad, Chad, Todd, Derek, Scottie and Jason Matthews; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 18 stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers, Danny Hooks of Mount Olive, Bryan Hooks of Lucama and Wiley Hooks of Columbia, S.C.; and very special friend since childhood, Margaret Matthews.

The family will be at the church Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534, or Stoney Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 752 Stoney Creek Church Road, Goldsboro, N.C., 27534.

Arrangements by Wilson Memorial Service of Wilson, 252-237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.


Published in Obituaries on August 23, 2010 1:48 PM