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Jerry Maurice Thornton

July 11, 1936 ~ October 23, 2021 (age 85)

Obituary

Mr. Jerry Maurice "Pap" Thornton, 85, died October 23, 2021, in Covington.  Mr. Thornton was a 43-year member of Smyrna Baptist Church, where he served on the maintenance committee and Board of Directors, and a US Army Veteran.  The husband of Diane Dawson Thornton of 43 years, he also leaves his daughters Leigh (Bryant Bell) Huffman of Burlison and Camille Thornton of Southlake, TX;  brothers J. C. (Ann) Thornton, Jr. of Covington and Mark (Christine) Thornton of Brighton; grandchildren Dawson B. (Sarah) Huffman, Frank D. (Elizabeth) Huffman, Madeline (Christian) Stone, and Matthew Orzech; and great-grandchildren Dawson Braden Huffman, II, Jerry Christopher Huffman, Samuel Bryant Huffman, and JoAnna Grace Huffman.  Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Charles and Daisy Alsbrook Thornton, and a son, Dennis T. Thornton.

Visitation for Mr. Thornton will be Tuesday, October 26, from 12PM until services at 2PM, all at Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Smyrna Cemetery in Burlison.

The family asks that any memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association or Smyrna Cemetery Fund, 7609 Hwy 59W, Burlison, TN  380015.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
1701 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

Funeral Service
Tuesday
October 26, 2021

2:00 PM
Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
1701 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN 38019

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