Harold Kenneth Thornton
Funeral Date: 11/23/2012

Harold Kenneth Thornton, age 80, of Hermitage, AR. died Tuesday November 20, at Pansy, AR. He was born January 9, 1932 in Sumpter, AR. a son of the late Charlie Green Thornton and Wadie Smith Thornton he was a retired truck driver, U.S. Marine Corps. Veteran, member Christian Fellowship and the widower of Eva L. Thornton who died February 17, 1999. They were united in marriage July 17, 1967. Also, preceding him in death were brothers Leroy Thornton, Leon Thornton, W.J. Thornton, sisters Rachel Taylor, Louise Camp and a great-granddaughter Kaitlin Hardy. Survivors are 3 daughters Inez Swearengin and spouse Bill, Forrest City, AR., Jennie Stephens, Memphis, TN., Jennifer Handly and spouse Jerry, Pansy, AR. 2 brothers Charles Thornton, Billy Joe Thornton both of Warren, AR. 1 sister Charlene Ferguson, Star City, AR. 4 grandchildren Scott Burns, Moro, AR., Yvonne Hardy and spouse Kent, Jackson, TN., Rebecca Handly and fiancť Josh Pillstrom, Ft. Smith, AR., Charlie Handly, Pansy, AR. 6 great-grandchildren Christopher Hardy, Phillip Hardy, Mary Hardy, Jackson, TN., Kody Moore, Parker Burns and Kara Burns, Moro, AR. Funeral services were 1:30 p.m. Friday November 23, Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Wayman Mann and Rev. Doney Blackerby officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist. Burial was in Saline Cemetery at Sumpter, AR. by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were David Ferguson, Doug Thornton, Gary Thornton, Carl Hall, Jimmy Dale Camp, Christopher Hardy, Phillip Hardy and Jerry Handly. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Thornton, Charles Burns, Scott Burns and Josh Pillstrom.



Name: E. B. & Betty Lou Walker
Message: E. B. ran team with Harold for several years back in the '80's. He had a lot of respect for him. Mr. Harold was a sweet man. He will be missed by so many. You will all continue to be in our thoughts and our prayers.

Name: Janice Williams
Message: I always knew him by his middle name "Knneth" - he and I were first cousins. He was so much fun to be around. He had such a happy life with his wife - now they are together again and will be forever.

Name: Sonya Childs
Message: God bless the family. Sorry I have not contacted anyone I didn't not have a number. He was my buddie.

Name: Barbara & Thomas Rice
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during your time of such grief and sorrow! Remember the good days and keep those memories alive and you will keep him and your mom both near to your heart. Love you Jennifer and Jerry, so remember you all coming to the house when you were just kids and dating.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: Jennifer, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has been through so much this year. I pray for your comfort during this difficult time.

Name: Dan and Sue Thompson
Message: please accept our condolences for your loss

Name: Tammy Hensley