The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


November 19, 2012

Delores Thornton

Services for Delores Thornton, 93, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Lynn Stroud officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Thornton died Sunday at Hospice Home Place in Tyler.

She was born June 15, 1919 in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada to Ralph E. and Anna Williams Oliver.

Mrs. Thornton was retired and had worked for the Social Security Administration.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, A.M. Thornton, in 1979; two sisters, Helen Tootel and Coral Kolberg; and a brother, Everett Oliver.

Mrs. Thornton is survived by her daughter, Carol Thornton of Maryland; son, Wayne Thornton and wife Marion of Palestine; seven grandchildren, Leanne Raper, David Thornton, Deanna Thornton, Tyler Thornton, Lisa Nesbitt, Otis Shaver and Tim Shaver; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Vaughn, Tyler Thornton, John Mott, Charles Jenkins, Randy Jenkins and Gene Titlow. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Thornton, A.D. Lightfoot, and W.E. Thornton.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.   

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