Lawrence Thornton

Friday, February 22, 2002

MALDEN, Mo. -- Lawrence V. Thornton, 64, of Malden died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett, Mo.

He was born June 20, 1937, at Oran, Mo., son of Jonas and Idell Lewis Thornton.

Thornton was a retired farmer, and attended Mount Calvary Church at Parma, Mo.

Survivors include six daughters, Barbara Johnson, Cynthia Tillman and Leslie Johnson, all of Parma, Loretta Thornton of Lilbourn, Mo., April and Brandy Thornton of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, Albert Thornton of Sikeston, Charles Thornton of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four sisters, Lillie Patton and Louise Davis of Portageville, Mo., Marie Smith of Poplar Bluff, Areatha Miller of Parma; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, three brothers, and a sister.

Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo., from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Floyd Wade officiating. Burial will be in Stanfield Cemetery near Clarkton, Mo.