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Hubert "Larry" Thornton

Hubert "Larry" Thornton age 80 of Athens, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Athens, he was the son of the late Hubert Columbus and Elizabeth  Barnes Thornton. He was of the baptist faith and was retired from Johnson Controls after 23 years of employment. He and his wife were the owner and operator of the former "Ceramic Shop." He was an avid car restorer and collector. 

He was preceded in death by:

  • An infant son Larry Neil Thornton;
  • Three brothers, Billy Thornton, Glen Thornton, and Mike Thornton.
  • One sister Lois Gaut.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 56 years, Wilma Thornton of Athens
  • Two sons and daughter-in-laws, Scott and Darlene Thornton of Englewood; Darrell and Sandra Thornton of Athens
  • One daughter; Angel Gable of Decatur
  • Five Grandchildren, Nathan Thornton,  Eric Thornton, Paige Gable, Wyatt Gable and Alexis Thornton,
  • Two Great-grandchildren, Aiden Thornton, Alistair Thornton
  • Several nieces and nephews
  • One brother and sister-in-law; Kenny and Rita Thornton of Etowah,
  • 4 Sisters and brothers-in-law; Lucille Henry of Decatur, Helen and Ted Greene of Riceville, Gail and Spencer Roper of Georgia, Wanda and Maurice McKinney of Athens.

Funeral service will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffrey Haney and Glen Standridge officiating.

The interment will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Pond Hill Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be friends and family.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Tuesday before the service.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Larry-Thornton 

Laycock-Hobbs will in charge of the arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Thornton

Thomas and Autumn Hughes Nelson Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

Scott I am so sorry to hear about your dad.I wish i could have told you in person but i am dealing with medical issues of my own.Let me know if i can help in any way.. Joey Hutsell

Joseph Hutsell Feb 13 2019 12:00 AM

Memories of days gone by. See you in Heaven cousin and don't you know it's going be a glorious reunion wit all our loved ones

Love you. Margie your favorite cuz.!

Margie Barnes Harman Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, prayers and thought are going up for you.

Delorese Thompson Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

Many years pass until one day we receive news of a loved one passing over to peace. Until today I did not know Uncle Larry was named after his dad. I apologize for missing so many opportunities available to me to get know my Uncle better. Wilma, please accept my sincere condolences. Uncle Larry and you hold a special place in my heart and memories as a child. You both helped me through a difficult time in my young life. I love you, thank you and may God bless you dearly. Goodbye Uncle Larry.

Charles Gaut Jr. Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Thornton

Margie Feb 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Thornton

Eula Kries Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Darlene and Family. You are in my prayers. May Gods love comfort you during this time.

Linda Williams Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Hubert Thornton

Jaclyn McConkey Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM