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Thomas Matthew Thornton, 28, of Adairsville, GA, formerly of Greensboro, GA, died Friday, June 8, 2018, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born in Greensboro on September 3, 1989, son of Steven and Lisa Hunt Thornton.
Thomas was a 2008 graduate of Greene County High School, where he participated in baseball, tennis, band, and wrestling. He was a veteran, serving his country in the US Army in Iraq as an Intelligence Analyst. He was awarded many decorations, including Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.
Survivors include his parents, Steven and Lisa Hunt Thornton of Adairsville; his brother and sister-in-law, Jacob and Haley Thornton, and soon to be niece, Hollis, of Athens; and uncles and aunts, Henry Thornton, Jr., of Union Point, Dorothy and Carl Grant of Ty Ty, Debra and Ricky Silvey of Crawfordville, Samuel and Crystal Hunt of Union Point, James and Roslyn Hunt of Woodville, Lee and Misty Hunt of Crawfordville, Jessica and Jesus Hunt Tabares, and Bryan and Jennifer Hunt of Beckley, West Virginia. A number of close cousins (16), and his adopted grandparents, Frank and Elaine Finch of Union Point, also survive.
A Memorial Service to honor the life of Thomas Matthew Thornton will be held Friday, June 15th at 2:00 PM from Bethesda Baptist Church in Union Point, with Bruce Lovin officiating. Music will be arranged by Lee Hunt. Burial, with Military Honors, will be at the church cemetery. James Hunt will serve as pallbearer.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Thomas’ memory to Warrior Life Services, 409 Oak Brook Court, Smyrna, GA 30082.
Condolences may be left at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun, GA.