Robert S. Thornton

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, July 10, 1925
Page One

Mr. R.S. Thornton Answers Call of Master Wedn’day

Early last Wednesday morning just as the clock was tolling its chimes for six o’clock. Mr. Robert S. Thornton of Bogart closed his eyes to rest in peace until his Master calls him from slumber to a higher resting place, a place where there is no pain. Mr. Thornton had suffered and bore his pains without a murmur. He was prepared to meet his Master. He was in his 91st year. Early in manhood he joined the church and had always been a true chritian (sic) believing and trusting in the Lord.

Mr. Thornton had been a resident of Bogart for a long number of years. He was a member of Amity Lodge No. 427 F.&A.M., where he had been a member for a number of years. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. A.S. Willingham, Mrs. J.A. Hale, Mrs. D.W. Dean and Miss Clara Thornton; and two sons, Mr. H.A. Thornton, of our town and Mr. T.E. Thornton of Greene county, and a score of other relatives. His nephews, Messrs L.C. Dean, J.R. Dean, R.L. Hale, Harry Thornton, Earle Thornton and R.C. Willingham were pall bearers. The funeral was conducted from the Bethabara Baptist church Thursday morning at eleven o’clock by Rev. Willie Saye. After the funeral services the Masonic body held the last sad rites and conducted his body to the last resting place.

The Enterprise extends sympathy to the bereaved family and loved ones in the death of this good man.