Mrs. Dorothy Virginia Sheppard Thorne, 84, of Jonesboro, died at noon on Nov. 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ezzie Sheppard; her husband, Leonard Thorne, Sr.; her sister, Lucille Ellington, and her brother, Lennon Sheppard.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Tommy Thorne (Jan); daughter, Janet Edwards (Eddie) and her daughter, Judy Crittenden (Chris), with whom she lived for the last 15 years; brothers, Clarence Sheppard (Betty) and Buddy Sheppard, and sister-in-law, Jacqueline Sheppard; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m.,
at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1233 Pleasant Hill Road. N.W., Conyers, Ga. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, or a favorite charity. www.southcarecremation.com, (770) 692-1181.