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Troy Loran Thornton, Sr.

July 9, 1952 April 14, 2019
Troy Loran Thornton, Sr.
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Obituary for Troy Loran Thornton, Sr.

Mr. Troy Loran Thornton, Sr., 66 of Patterson, passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019, at his residence.

Born in Alma, GA on July 9, 1952, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. Mr. Thornton was a 1971 graduate of Patterson High School and had been the owner/operator of Loran Thornton Construction, Inc. prior to becoming disabled. In his younger days he enjoyed playing softball but as he got older his great love was for coon hunting. He had been very active in doing the UKC hunts, field trials, and had also owned and operated Mill Creek Hunting Supplies. At one time he had owned between 80 and 100 coon dogs. It was a sad day when his health forced him to give up his passion and say goodbye to his beloved dogs. Mr. Thornton was a member of the former Patterson Assembly of God. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was a son of the late Troy & Ella Jane Goble Thornton. He was also preceded in death by both of his brothers, Charles Thornton and Marlon Thornton.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Lynda Bullard Thornton of Patterson; his daughter, Lorie Rouse of Patterson; his son, Troy Loran “Tony” (Jennifer) Thornton, Jr. of Patterson; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Thornton of Waycross; 8 grandchildren, Kamber Rouse, Summer (Scotty) Rawlins, Sierra Thornton (Aaron Ingram), Troy Thornton, III, Taylor (Tyler) Smith, Shannon Rouse, Jr., Victoria Johnson, and Donna Selllers; 3 great grandchildren, Brayleigh Rouse, Ashton Willow Ingram, and Brenton Rawlins; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Thornton will be held Wednesday morning, April 17, 2019, at 11:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.

The family kindly requests all of Mr. Thornton’s fellow coon hunters to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the funeral home by 10:30 Wednesday morning.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home

PO Box 375
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Blackshear, GA 31516

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PO Box 375 Blackshear 31516 GA
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11:00 AM 4/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel

659 Main Street
PO Box 375
Blackshear, GA 31516

Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main Street Blackshear 31516 GA
United States

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