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Jean Armor Thornton

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Jean Armor Thornton

Birth
Tiplersville, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Death
11 Oct 2010 (aged 90)
Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Tiplersville, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA Add to Map
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Gospel preacher and writer. He was baptized by Everett Day, Sr. August 1934. He began preaching at Tiplersville, MS in 1938. His training included Freed-Hardeman College and Delta State College in Cleveland, MS. He authored "I Was A Sky Pilot" in 1947. He conducted several religious debates and preached on radio. He was named in honor of Milton Armor. He preached for churches in Vernon, AL, New Albany and Bonneville, MS.

BOONEVILLE - Minister Jean A. Thornton, 90, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Scott-Del Personal Care Home in Booneville. He was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He served on the President's Advisory Board at Freed-Hardeman University for over 40 years and he was a past chairman of that board. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Booneville Church of Christ with Minister Jim Olive, Minister Jim Estes and Minster Ralph Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements. He is survived by two daughters, Jeanita (Jim) Estes of Booneville and Joyce (Ralph) Gilmore of Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Julia (Bobby) Milstead of Florence, Ala.; one brother, John L. (Peggy) Thornton of Hendersonville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Nieuwboer, Jill Lewis, Rachel (Evan) Aldridge, Rose Gilmore, Tim (Tammie) Estes, Steve (Nicole) Estes, Jay (April) Estes, Jon Estes and LeAnn (Jeremy) Jones; 10 great-grandchildren; his second wife's children, Ann Langford of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Barry Pardue of Booneville. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Delphia H. Thornton; his second wife, Jewell Thornton; an infant daughter and an infant son; and one sister and four brothers. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and until noon Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be sent to the J.A. Thornton Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University, 158 E. Main St., Henderson, TN 38340. --- NEMS360.com.
Gospel preacher and writer. He was baptized by Everett Day, Sr. August 1934. He began preaching at Tiplersville, MS in 1938. His training included Freed-Hardeman College and Delta State College in Cleveland, MS. He authored "I Was A Sky Pilot" in 1947. He conducted several religious debates and preached on radio. He was named in honor of Milton Armor. He preached for churches in Vernon, AL, New Albany and Bonneville, MS.

BOONEVILLE - Minister Jean A. Thornton, 90, died Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Scott-Del Personal Care Home in Booneville. He was a member of the Booneville Church of Christ. He served on the President's Advisory Board at Freed-Hardeman University for over 40 years and he was a past chairman of that board. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Booneville Church of Christ with Minister Jim Olive, Minister Jim Estes and Minster Ralph Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in the Tiplersville Cemetery. McMillan Funeral Home of Booneville is in charge of the arrangements. He is survived by two daughters, Jeanita (Jim) Estes of Booneville and Joyce (Ralph) Gilmore of Jackson, Tenn.; one sister, Julia (Bobby) Milstead of Florence, Ala.; one brother, John L. (Peggy) Thornton of Hendersonville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Nieuwboer, Jill Lewis, Rachel (Evan) Aldridge, Rose Gilmore, Tim (Tammie) Estes, Steve (Nicole) Estes, Jay (April) Estes, Jon Estes and LeAnn (Jeremy) Jones; 10 great-grandchildren; his second wife's children, Ann Langford of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Barry Pardue of Booneville. He is preceded in death by his first wife of 58 years, Delphia H. Thornton; his second wife, Jewell Thornton; an infant daughter and an infant son; and one sister and four brothers. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and until noon Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts should be sent to the J.A. Thornton Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University, 158 E. Main St., Henderson, TN 38340. --- NEMS360.com.


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