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Bertha Faye Starnes Thornton

Bertha Faye Starnes Thornton, 72, of Hazlehurst, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2011 at her home.

Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 5 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hazlehurst. Riverwood Family Funeral Service of Brookhaven is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Thornton was born July 3, 1939, was a graduate of Hazlehurst High School and Copiah-Lincoln Junior College Nursing Program. She was a retired nurse and a member of First Baptist Church, Hazlehurst.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin B. Starnes and Emmie Virginia Nesmith Starnes McKay; and a brother Billie Alvin Starnes.

Survivors include: sons, Billy Alvin Thornton and Bobby Charles Thornton; daughter, Donna Neil Thornton Little; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to American Cancer Society, Gideons, FBC Hazlehurst Moses Sunday School Class, or Baptist Children’s Village.

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