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Thurston, Lenton “Len” Royce

Lenton “Len” Royce Thurston, age 79, died in his home April 2, 2011. Formerly of Atlanta, Austell, and Lake Jackson, he moved to Winterville, Ga., in 2002 to be closer to his daughter. Len enjoyed traveling, fireworks, woodworking, and walking at the mall, but his great passion was baseball. A devoted fan since the Braves came to Atlanta, he followed each season closely and enjoyed many trips to Spring Training. A devoted father, uncle, and friend, he is survived by his daughter, Jerelyn Wallace; son-in-law, Daniel Wallace; grandsons, Samuel Thurston Wallace and Joseph Thurston Wallace; brother-in-law, Ronald Payne (Bullet); uncle, William Lockhart (Bill), and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m., at Haisten Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson, with Dr. Ed Hoard officiating, followed by interment of his cremains in the Jackson City Cemetery. Those desiring may read this obituary and sign the online guest book by going to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of the arrangements.