Edwin G. Thornton PDF Print E-mail

Edwin Gaines Thornton, 89, of Prosperity, died Sunday, December 27, 2009, at his residence.

Born on January 13, 1920, in Pelzer, he was a son of the late Gaines and Grace Garrison Thornton. He was retired from Spartan Insulating Company, was an Army veteran and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Nelda Miller Thornton; sons, Michael E. Thornton of Houston, TX and Mark H. Thornton of Greenville; a daughter, Beth T. Charles of Conway; a brother, Lewis Thornton of Greenville; sisters, Emily Ramer of Nashville, TN and Eloise Pace of Greenville; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2009, at Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Chuck Byrd. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, 2503 Bethel Church Road, Prosperity, SC 29127 or to Hospice Care of South Carolina, PO Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333.

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#9 Jason Charles 2014-07-09 03:27
Beth says I should be more nice...
#8 Jason Charles 2014-07-09 03:27
Miss you Pepa... Still giving hell...
#7 Guest 2009-12-30 13:26
Mrs. Nell,

We are thinking of you and praying for you and your family during these difficult days ahead. Please let us know if we can do anything. God bless!

Benji, Wanda, Chelsea & Cody
#6 Guest 2009-12-30 10:02
May God Bless and give your Family strength and peace during this most difficult time. My prayers are with the Thornton Family.
#5 Guest 2009-12-29 20:51
Ms. Nell, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this trying time of your lives. We love you!! From our hearts to yours, Von & Jean
#4 Guest 2009-12-29 19:51
My deepest sympathy to the Thornton family. My thoughts and prayer to all.
#3 Guest 2009-12-29 12:04
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.May God give you the peace that knowing,that Mr. Ed is no longer suffering. Nell , you and Mr. Ed have always been so special to me. Love In Christ Edith Kinard
#2 Guest 2009-12-29 11:35
sorry for your loss-i know what you are going thru lost my dad to-hope you all are doing well- will try to make it to the funeral- god bless
#1 Guest 2009-12-29 11:11
It has been many years since we have been in touch. We have great memories of the good times with the Thornton family at the lake and in Spartanburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at the lose of your Husband and Father. Remember all the good times and fond memories of him, he will be missed. With our love, Betty and Donna Sheridan