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Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson Thornton

January 9, 1929 January 20, 2019
Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson Thornton
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Obituary for Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson Thornton

Tommy Thornton, age 90, went home to be with Jesus on January 20th, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents Rueben W. Thornton and Lula Jones Thornton, twin grandsons Justin Henry Thornton and James Anthony Thornton, sisters Luann Brogdon, Mary Haney, Estelle Weaver, Lula Mae Fowler, Joanna Wallace, Minnie Thornton and brothers, R.W. Thornton and Camp Thornton. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patsy Corbin Thornton, sons Mike Thornton (Donna) and Steve Thornton, daughters Teresa Cash (Dwayne) and Lori Brand, Grandchildren, Bambii Crawford, Blake Brand, Meredith Palmer (Nick), Hunter Cash, Lauren Carpenter, Cole Thornton and Matthew Thornton, great grandchildren Kaitlynn Crawford, Cash Palmer, Braxton Palmer, Tanner Carpenter, and Tatum Carpenter. He also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He worked in commercial construction for over 40 years in the metro Atlanta area. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, and energetic grandfather. He loved helping family and friends and rarely met a stranger. He enjoyed outdoor activities and telling spectacular stories, some true, some embellished. He graduated from Buford High School in 1948 where he played football, basketball and was on the track team. He was a member of the former New Bethany Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 23, at 11:00 am, at Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory Buford Chapel. Burial will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, Georgia 30518. 770-945-9999.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

22

Jan

4:00 PM 1/22/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Crowell Brothers - Buford

201 Morningside Drive
Buford, GA 30518

Crowell Brothers - Buford
201 Morningside Drive Buford 30518 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

23

Jan

11:00 AM 1/23/2019 11:00:00 AM
Crowell Brothers - Buford

201 Morningside Drive
Buford, GA 30518

Crowell Brothers - Buford
201 Morningside Drive Buford 30518 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Broadlawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

5979 New Bethany Road
Buford, GA 30518

5979 New Bethany Road Buford 30518 GA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

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