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Obituary for Samuel Wayne Thornton
Samuel Wayne Thornton, 93, of Plymouth died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Rivertrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.
Born January 28, 1928 in Copper Hill, Virginia he was the son of the late Quince H. Thornton and Maude Craigstad Thornton and was preceded in death by his wives, Jean Bell Thornton and Olivia Davis Thornton; daughter, Miriam Thornton; sisters, Eula Belle Blackweld and Pauline Thornton; brothers, Eugene Thornton, John Thornton and Robert Thornton. Mr. Thornton was a iron worker with Local Union No. 79 and a U.S. Army Veteran.
His family includes his, son, Franklin W. Thornton of Ft. Walton Beach, FL.; daughter, Donna Grimes Swain of Plymouth, N.C.; brother, William H. Thornton of Norfolk, VA.; grandchildren, Kerry Walker, Justin Thornton, Samantha Dunlow and Jennifer Bland.
Graveside service will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Hillside Memorial Gardens with Jim Howell officiating. Family will receive friends at the graveside following the service.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.