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Obituary for Marty Thornton

Services for Marty Thornton, 66, of Winnsboro, LA, will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 10:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church of Winnsboro with Rev. Craig Beeman and Rev. Joe Stroud officiating. Interment will follow at Crowville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Community Memorial Funeral Home in Winnsboro.

The family will receive friends and family for visitation on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, from 6:00 P.M.– 8:00 P.M. in the chapel of the First Baptist Church in Winnsboro.

Marty was born May 20, 1956, in Winnsboro, LA, to the union of his parents the late J.W. and Ann Thornton. Marty loved and served the Lord. He and his wife Sandra were members of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon in the church. He was also a member of the Gideon International. He enjoyed building his collection of antique tractors and watching sci-fi movies. Marty’s family was one of his greatest treasures, he loved spending time with his wife, kids, and grandkids. Marty is preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Ann Thornton; his brother, H.W. Thornton and wife (Bea); his sister, Sandy Moore; brother-in-law, Mike Stroud; brother-in-law, John Knipp; father-in-law, Wayne Stroud.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Sandra Kay Thornton; sons, Matt Thornton (Christina) of Hebert, LA; Jim Thornton (Lola) of Winnsboro, LA; mother-in-law, Avis Stroud of Winnsboro, LA; grandchildren, Matthew Thornton, Dillon Thornton (Claire), Josie Thornton, Jessa Thornton, all from Hebert, LA; Natalie Thornton, Rachel Thornton from West Monroe, LA; step-grandchild, Sarah Veuleman of Winnsboro, LA; siblings, Kent Thornton (Jackie) of Gilbert; Rossette Knipp of Granbury, TX; Angie Matkins (Ken) of Monroe; sister-in-law, Anne Stroud of Baskin, LA; and brother-in-law, Joe Stroud (Donna) of Brandon, MS. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family.

Pallbearers will be Arcola Lashley, George Boutwell, Jimmy Walters, David Randall, Brian Lockbrunner, Richie Kelly, Jerry Thomas, and Joey Cordill.
Honorary pallbearers will be Glen Williams, Boatner Holder, Bobby Emfinger, Mitch Reynolds, Bob Nelson and Joe Cordill.