Jimmy Thornton, 79, of Mt. Olive, MS., passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home.
He was born November 3, 1933 to the parents of the late Wilmer (Harris) Thornton and Lamar Thornton.
Survivors include two sons; Jimmy D. (Buddy) Thornton of Mt. Olive, MS., Jeff Thornton (Lanell) of Mt. Olive, MS., and one daughter, Donna Sue Ward (Mike) of Collins, MS.
Other survivors include five grandchildren; Scott Ward (Ann), Amy Ward Owens, Jessica Thornton, Kayla Thornton, Carla Upton, four great grandchildren; Joseph Tipton, Kyle McCormick, Braden Owens and Ayden Owens.
Along with his parents, Mr. Thornton is preceded in death by a son, Howard Gay Thornton and two brothers; Howard Thornton and Joe Thornton, two grandsons; Jody Davis and Brad Owens.
Visitation is Tuesday, July 23, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at Tutor Funeral Home in Magee. Services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Tutor Chapel in Magee with interment following in Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery.