Farming Rural 18

Alton Lee Thornton

September 19, 1940 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 79)


Alton Lee Thornton, age 79, of Baxley passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

Mr. Thornton was born September 19, 1940 to the late Evans Thornton and the late Odell Williams Thornton.  He was a retired Road Grader for the Appling County Road Department.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Thornton, brothers, Kenny Thornton, Ronnie Thornton and sisters, Mary Francis Thornton and Faye Thornton.

 Survivors include his daughters & sons-in-law, Mara Thornton of Baxley, Helen & Mark Hill, Brenda Thornton and Tonya & Dean Scott all of Brunswick; sister, Oline Thornton of Baxley; brothers & sisters in law, Donnie & Randi Thornton, Frank & Hilda Thornton, Willie & Iris Thornton, and Bobby & Darlene Thornton all of Baxley; mother in law, Carolette Schuman of Blackshear.  Three grandchildren, Kinleigh Black, Luke Strickland, & John Strickland; three great-grandchildren; and his little buddy, Bucky also survive.

A private graveside service will be held at Thornton Cemetery with Rev. Brad Park officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.

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