Evelyn Gavin Thornton
Funeral Date: 7/21/2014

Obituary:
Evelyn Gavin Thornton, age 81, of Warren, AR died Saturday July 19, at her home surrounded by her loving family and long loved pets. Born January 12, 1933 in Rye, AR a daughter of the late Tom Gavin and Alma Wooldridge Gavin she was a retired medical receptionist for Dr. Crow and Dr. Pennington. She provided 30 years of dedicated service to her patients and community. Evelyn lived life to the fullest as she traveled the world with her husband of 63 years. She loved gardening, being a homemaker, loving her children and grandchildren and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. Also preceding her in death was a son Tommy Thornton, brother Floyd Gavin and sister Eva Dean Tarver. Survivors are her husband Wilburn Thornton, Jr. whom she married March 4, 1951. 1 son Allan Thornton and spouse P.J. of Bryant, AR. 2 brothers Maurice Gavin and J. B. Gavin both of Rye, AR. 2 grandchildren Heather Sullins and spouse Rodney of Bryant, AR, Brandon Thornton of Little Rock, AR. 2 great-grandchildren Cooper and Carter Sullins. Graveside services were 2:00 p.m. Monday July 21, in Union Cemetery at Rye, AR with Rev. David Richey officiating. Arrangements were by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Brandon Thornton, Frankie Broome, Jimmy Thornton, Rodney Sullins, Bob Thornton and Marty Thornton. Memorials preferred to your local animal shelter or Bradley County Veterans Museum.

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Name: Catrenina York
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Name: Tina Battles
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Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: We are very saddened by the passing of Mrs. Evelyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. Our Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to each of you. We pray for peace and comfort from Our Heavenly Father as only He can provide. With our utmost respect.

Name: Teresa Hays
Message: Wilbur's and family so very sorry for your loss. Yours was a fairytale life You take care of yourself

Name: Donna Doss-Savage
Message: I wanted to let you know how priveliged I feel knowing Mrs. Evelyn since the days at Crow-Whaley Clinic and from Immanuel. I'm deeply saddened by your loss. I pray that you take comfort in heaven's gain and in knowing that she is no longer in pain but in her spiritual body, healthy and whole once again. My sincere condolences,

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry to read of the passing of this sweet lady. She was a treasure!

Name: Tammy Hensley
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Name: RHONDA AND GARY SIMMONS
Message: MR WILBURN AND FAMILY, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT EVELYN. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Thinking of you & your family during this time.

Name: JANIE STEDMAN GRICE
Message: PRAYERS FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Name: Sherry & Steve Rand
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Lea Ann Forrest
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Name: Sam & Brfenda Mercer
Message: Wilburn and family, you are in our prayers.