Brian Ashley Thornton

Born: Tue., Aug. 28, 1973
Died: Tue., Apr. 17, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 19, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Fri., Apr. 20, 2018
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mr. Brian Ashley Thornton, age 44, of Patterson, died late Tuesday night (4/17/18) at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross following a short illness.

Born August 28, 1973 in Blackshear, he was a lifelong resident of Pierce County. He was a 1991 graduate of Pierce County High School and was employed by Southeast Pipe Survey in Patterson. 

He was an avid NASCAR fan and loved the Georgia Bulldogs.  He also enjoyed fishing and watching the Discovery Channel.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Thomas Albert and Wily V. Thomas Thornton; his maternal grandfather, Parnell Sapp; and an uncle, Thomas James “Jimmy” Thornton.

Survivors include his son, Ashley Thornton (wife Ashlie) of Patterson;  2 daughters, Callie Thornton and Abbie Thornton, both of Blackshear; 2 grandsons, Stetson and Maddox Thornton, both of Patterson; parents, Willis “Bud” and Bonnie Sapp Thornton of Patterson; 2 sisters, Shelly Colley (husband Cary) and Jammie Boatright (husband Joby), both of Patterson; maternal grandmother, Betty Sapp of Bristol; nieces and nephews, Taylor Colley, Alivia Colley, Bryer Boatright, and Thorn Boatright, all of Patterson; and several aunts, uncles, and many other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Friday afternoon (4/20/18) at 3 PM in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Offerman Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

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   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Thornton Family, my sincere condolence to all of you. May your many memories of life with Brian bring you comfort to share with each other during this time. May you also have the peace and comfort of our Heavenly Father Jehovah as promised by His son and our savior, Jesus Christ.

Teresa Hendrix
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
God please wrap your arms around this family & give them comfort in the days to come, I am truly sorry for your loss!

Debra Cox Howell/ Aunt Clarice Cox
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Bonnie, Bud and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and wrap you all in His Love and Peace. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. We Love you and will continue to lift you up in prayer.

Wendy Woodcock Kimbrell
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
My condolences to the entire family. Love and prayers to all. Sorry for your loss.🙏

Dr Duane and Charlotte Robert
   Posted Mon April 23, 2018
Thornton family we wanted to express our deepest and sincerest condolences. May God give you comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones. John 5:28-29.

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