Addie "Doll" (Anders) Thornton

April 15, 1923 ~ April 1, 2018 (age 94)



Addie “Doll” Thornton, 94, of 503 Park Ave., passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro.


A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Penny Ziemer officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service and at other times at her home.


Addie, born in 1923 in Sampson County, was the daughter of the late Joseph Bernice Anders and Annie Elizabeth Johnson Anders.  She was a loving mother and wife and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elston Thornton, Sr. and son, Linwood “Toby” Thornton.


Survivors include: children, Bobby Thornton, Mary Ann Stewart and husband John, Peggy Thornton Tyndall, Gail Thornton Naylor and husband Larry, Andy Thornton and wife Erma; brother, Jarvis Anders; sister,  Ellen LeMaster; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, three step great grandchildren; and one step great-great grandchild.


Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC  27360.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumpler-honeycutt .com.


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