Amory – Rory Lynn Thornton, 53, died on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory. Born Nov. 23, 1959, in Amory, he was a son of the late Robert Basil and Eunice Mitchell Thornton. He was a graduate of Amory High School and Itawamba Junior College. A member of First Baptist Church in Amory, he cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. His hobbies included fishing, cooking and reading.
A celebration of life service was held March 20 at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with burial in the Haughton Memorial Park.
Survivors included his wife, Terri Reeves Thornton of Amory; two daughters, Blair Thornton of Hattiesburg and Brett Thornton of Amory; one son, Rory Owen Thornton (Jimmie Ann) of Amory; two brothers, Robert Basil Thornton Jr. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ronald Hall Thornton of Amory; three grandchildren, Gray Thornton, Jake Thornton and Sunni Kayt Lindsey; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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