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Virgil Garrett Thorne
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1918
Rough Run
Grant County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 2010
Grant County
West Virginia, USA

MOOREFIELD,WEST VIRGINIA -- Virgil Garrett Thorne, age 92, of Moorefield, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at the Grant County Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1918, in Rough Run, and was a son of the late Solomon Thorne and Mary Jane (Mongold) Thorne.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Elizabeth (Ours) Thorne on Sept. 6, 1994; two sisters, Mernie Ours and infant Bettie Catherine Thorne; seven brothers, Oscar, Jesse, Curry "Doc," Luke, Vernon, William and Evers Thorne. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Virgil was a logger and farmer and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a member of the Moorefield Church of the Brethren.

Surviving are two sons, Paul L. Thorne of Dorcas, and Willis V. Thorne of Durgon; five daughters, Shirelene V. Alt of Petersburg, Maxine R. Halterman of Moorefield, Lucy M. Crites of Moorefield, Imogene E. Miller of Petersburg, and Wilma K. Judy of Durgon; 18 grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; 43 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandson.

Family will receive friends on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Schaeffer Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Taylor, Pastors Russell and Lucy Webster and the Rev. Harold Cullers officiating.

Interment will be in Brake Cemetery, Dorcas.

Memorials may be made to the Grant County Nursing Home Safe Harbor Program, 27 Early Ave., Petersburg, WV 26847.

Published :December 8, 2010
The Cumberland Times-News
Family links: 
  Solomon Thorne (1877 - 1964)
  Mary J Mongold Thorne (1882 - 1972)
  Annie E. Thorne (1918 - 1994)*
  Imogene E. Thorne Miller (1946 - 2014)*
  Oscar R Thorn (1900 - 1992)*
  Jesse Edward Thorne (1903 - 1987)*
  Mernie E Thorn Ours (1910 - 1987)*
  Evers Curtis Thorn (1912 - 2008)*
  Luther J Thorne (1915 - 1990)*
  Virgil Garrett Thorne (1918 - 2010)
  Vernon Thorne (1921 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Brake Cemetery
Grant County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Joe Mckenzie
Record added: Jul 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73380132
Virgil Garrett Thorne
Added by: P.J. Funkhouser
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