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William T. "Bill" Thornburg
(August 5, 1937 - February 16, 2017)

Funeral services for former Montgomery County sheriff, William T. "Bill" Thornburg of Duck Hill will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, at
Elliott Baptist Church in Elliott, with Rev. Larry Brinker and Dr. Cecil Fayard officiating.  Burial will follow in the Elliott Baptist Church Cemetery in

Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. until service time, at the church.

Mr. Thornburg, 79, died on Thursday, February 16, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Eupora.  He was born in Alva, Mississippi, on August 5,
1937, to John Thomas and Clara Bell O'Bryant Thornburg.  He was a retired law enforcement officer, serving for 40 years, with the last 6 years as
sheriff of Montgomery County.  He was a member of Elliott Baptist Church and a former member and deacon of Duck Hill Baptist Church in Duck
Hill.  Mr. Thornburg was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, and a friend
to many.

Mr. Thornburg is survived by his wife, Luenette Webb Thornburg of Duck Hill; daughters, Sherryl McWhorter (David) of Grenada and Debbie
Thornburg of Elliott; son, David Thornburg (Debora) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; stepdaughter, Rhonda Alldread (Tim) of Grenada; stepson, Robby
Roberts (Delana) of Duck Hill; sisters, Martha Rogers of Eupora, Margaret Griffin of Holcomb, Rose Davis of Alva, and Sue Sloane of Seattle,
Washington; brothers, Johnny Thornburg (Sarah) of Tennessee and Carey Thornburg; nine grandchildren, Sarah Dauterive (Evan), Riley
McWhorter (Misty), Mary Neal (Justin), Molly Marshall (Will), Hunter Roberts, Mallory McWhorter, Rachel Thornburg, Chase Alldread, and Webb
Roberts; and two great-grandchildren, Riley Neal and Owen McWhorter.  Mr. Thornburg was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lillian

Pallbearers will be Benny Chambley, Clint Walker, Mike Mitchell, Brad Mills, Michael Woods, and Glenn Amason.  Honorary pallbearers will be
Chase Aldread, Webb Roberts, Hunter Roberts, Riley McWhorter, Evan Dauterive, Justin Neal, and Will Marshall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Elliott Baptist Church Youth Fund, 566 E. Nat G. Troutt Road, Grenada, MS  38901.

Saturday, Feb. 18        11 am - 1 pm
Elliott Baptist Church

Saturday, Feb. 18                  1 pm
Elliott Baptist Church

Elliott Baptist Church Cemetery
Margie Pepper

So sorry Louenette

Dennis and Deborah Miller

Thoughts and prayers for the Thornburg family during your grief.
Love in Christ, Dennis and Deborah

Virgie Ray -Hammond

Louenette & Family ,

I am so sorry to read tonight of Bill's passing ... praying for peace and comfort for you and the Family , as only God can give
... He was loved by many and will be missed by all ...

                                              Love and Blessings always ,
                                              Virgie Ray -Hammond

Douglas Windham

I am very sorry in hearing of Bill's passing from this life. He helped so many people from The Town of Duck Hill,and then
working for the Winona Sheriff Department. He was a good friend that I was proud to say I knew. May God be with all his
family in this time. It is well with his soul. You will see him again with Our Lord,and Savior Jesus Christ. I will never forget
Bill. God Bless You,  Douglas Windham

Louisa Faust

In memory of Bill, my sincere condolence to Mrs. Luenette, children and family.  He touched many lives and will be thought of
often.  Family, may your many memories bring you the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers.   

2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2

Billy and Rowena Upchurch

We are so sorry for your loss. May God continue to be your strength through this trying time.

Connie Gentry Paeglow

Sad to learn of Bill's passing. Our family grew up as neighbors to Miss Clara Bell and her family. Recall Bill visiting with my
older brothers and taking us kids fishing at the old pond. My deepest sympathy to his family. Farewell Bill and I can only
imagine the celestial reunion you are having in heaven.

Glenda Ross

RIP UNCLE BILL! It was an honor to know you, one-off the  nicest men I have ever known.
You will be missed by many. We have great memories to cherish.
Love, Glenda

Janie Campbell

Cheryl and family,

We are so sorry for your loss.  Our prayers are with you all.  May God give you the peace that passes all understanding.

Dan and Janie Campbell

Donald Trussell Jr

I was so surprised to hear of Bill's passing. I have many memories of him, many of which are of the times that he drove the
school bus for Winona Academy. We have been serving the Lord in Texas for the last 8 years and have lost contact with all
the folks that we have known. We have prayed for the family's comfort and peace in these days that follow such a loss. We
will continue praying for God's Grace and Blessings on the family.


So very sorry to hear of your loss.
John 5:28,29
August 5, 1937
February 16, 2017