Rev. Donald Thornton – Obituary | Around The Town


Rev. Donald Thornton, age 90 of Robert, Louisiana passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020.
Born Sunday, March 9, 1930 in Leesville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Agatha Haymon Thornton; first wife, Doris Imogene McCaskill Thornton; and six sisters and two brothers.
Rev. Thornton’s grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, two sisters and three brothers were all ministers of the Gospel. The children learned early the words of the scriptures and the music of old-fashioned gospel revival songs and they grew up loving both.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Velda Smith Thornton; children, Donna Maricelli (Rick), Rhonda Maricelli (James), Jimmy Thornton (Donna), Marty Hines (Joel) and Sandra Mulkey (Jody); brother, LaVan Thornton (Bertha); nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at The Family Church of Winnfield with the Reverends Jathan Maricelli, Kevin Cox, James Thornton, Joel Hines and Rick Maricelli officiating. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Whitehall, Louisiana under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until time of services.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Shane Maricelli, Jude Terrell, Joel Hines, II, Dalton Mulkey, Doug Ratcliff and Jimmy Thornton.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

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