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In Memoriam: Doyce Don Thornton

By Potomac Local News August 10, 2013 8:49 pm

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Doyce Don Thornton, 68 of Dumfries passed away on August 4, 2013 at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville, Va. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

He was born in 1945 in Rogersville, AL, to the late Adcar and Nora Mae Thornton. Don served in the United States Air Force. He was active in his Four Seasons Adult community clubhouse activities, was an early member of the Social Committee and was the Captain of the water volleyball team. He is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Elaine D. Thornton; two daughters, Christine Stephens and Latricia Thornton; one son, Paul Thornton; one sister, Betty DiLullo; and one brother, Royce Thornton.

Family and friends will be received at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd, Dale City VA 22193 on Sunday, August 11, 2013 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A life celebration service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 11:00am. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery, Triangle VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Don Thornton to NARFE, Alzheimer’s Research Association, Chapter #1270, 222 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.