Virginia Mathis Thornton

Published 12:51 pm Monday, March 10, 2008

Born in Polk County, she was the daughter of the late Lum&bsp; and Anna Roddy Mathis. She was a member of the Tryon First Baptist Church, where she was in the WMU.

Surviving are: her husband of 58 years, Jesse B. Thornton:&bsp; two daughters, Sheila T. Cox of Charlotte, and Gloria T. Ross of Rock Hill; three sisters, Janie Price of Mill Spring; Sallie Beheeler of Ruther-fordton, and Rebecca Reese of Saluda. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Hannah and Daniel Cox and Jared Ross.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10&bsp; in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.

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Burial will be in Green River Baptist Church Cemetery, Green Creek.

Family will receive friends just prior to the funeral from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

Memorials may be made to the Wayne T. Patrick Hospice House, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, S.C. 29731 or to The Parkinson Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, N.Y. 10018.

An online guest register may be signed for the family at

McFarland Funeral Chapel of Tryon is in charge of arrangements.

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