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Hazel Carilee (Adams) Thornton

January 24, 1928 ~ December 20, 2019 (age 91)



Hazel Carilee Adams Thornton, 91, of 114 Warsaw Road, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at her home.

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Sunday, December 22, at Grove Park Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Shook officiating.  Interment will follow in the Thornton Family Cemetery at Emmitt Thornton Road, Newton Grove, NC.  The family will receive friends immediately after the service in the church and at other times at the home of her daughter, Pam, at 305 Deer Track Drive, Clinton

Hazel, born in 1928 in Johnston County, was the daughter of the late Monroe Adams and Lillie Raynor Adams.  She along with her husband were owner and operators of Cecil’s Shoe Store.  She was a member of Grove Park Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Thornton.

Survivors include; daughter, Pam T. Parsons and husband Gene; grandchildren, Walt Parsons and wife Summer of Sumter, SC and Jennifer Payne and husband Kevin of Apex; great-grandchildren, Breydan  and Will Parsons of Clinton and Gracie and Lucy Payne of Apex; and sisters, Edna Matthis of Clinton and Christine Boone of Wilmington.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105 or to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 W Farris Road, Greenville, SC  29605.

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Funeral Service
December 22, 2019

2:00 PM
Grove Park Baptist Church
609 Northeast Boulevard
Clinton, NC 28328

Visitation following service

Grove Park Baptist Church
609 Northeast Boulevard
Clinton, NC 28328

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