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Ernest Thorne

Ralph Ernest Thorne, Jr.
1941 — 2016

BRUCETON — Funeral services for Ralph Ernest Thorne, Jr., 74, of Bruceton were Friday, May 6 at Bruceton First Baptist Church with burial in Prospect Cemetery in Hollow Rock. He died May 3 at Jackson-Madison County Hospital.

He was born June 19, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Ralph Ernest Thorne, Sr. and Mrs. Evelyn Gracie Sawyer Thorne. He was the former manager of TDS Telephone in Hollow Rock/Bruceton and a former Bruceton aldermen.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara Kaye Thorne; three daughters, Carrie (Tim) Lowry of Senatobia, Miss, Kim (Ricky) Isbell of Barlett, and Christy (Jim) Nabors of Collierville; and one son, Bryan (Dana) Thorne of Jackson; five sisters, Ruth Anna (Phil) Dame, Kay Huddleston, Joyce Wood, Linda Rose, and Ida (Joel) Edwards; three brothers, Wayne (Barbara) Thorne, John (Lisa) Thorne, and Ken Thorne of Medina; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [Source: McKenzie Banner]