WEST POINT – Vera Jeanette Thornton, 82, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Dugan Memorial Home. She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Pontotoc County to Lillian Sullinger and Clark Dunlap.
She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church and owner of Hearts of Dixie Publishing Company. She sang with the Hearts of Dixie Duet. She was a Sunday school teacher and choir member and a woman of God.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Siloam Baptist Church with the Rev. James Moore and the Rev. Larry Dunlap officiating. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. at New Harmony Cemetery in Union County. Robinson Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her husband, Jamie Thornton of West Point; sons, Gene Thornton (Kathy) of Okolona and Eddie Thornton (Claudia) of Saltillo; daughters, Kay Coggins (Theo) of West Point and Diane Moore (Jym) of Orange, Texas; brother, Larry Dunlap (Dottie) of Guntown; sister, Christine Dunlap Adair of New Albany; six grandchildren, Melissa Borgioli (Tom) of West Point, Jamye Morris (Van) of Birmingham, Ala., Kimberly Merrick of Craig, Colo., Kevin Thornton of Iuka, Justin Thornton (Beth) of Starkville and James Moore (Cheryl) of Longview, Texas; and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Hoyle Dunlap and Roy Dunlap.
Pallbearers will be Rhett Dunlap, Caldwell Dunlap, Van Morris, Justin Thornton, Kevin Thornton and Jym Moore. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Adair, Tom Borgioli, Theo Coggins and staff at Dugan Memorial Home.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Robinson Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Siloam Baptist Church, 2686 Highway 47, West Point, MS 39773.
Friends may leave condolences online at robinsonfh.net.