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Harry Phillips Thornton

June 11, 1952 — October 18, 2021

Funeral services for Mr. Harry Phillips Thornton will be conducted Saturday afternoon, October 23, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Silver Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery in Silver Creek, MS. Reverend Mike Sutton will officiate. Mr. Thornton, age 69, departed this life early Monday morning, October 18, 2021, at his home in Silver Creek, MS. Saulters Moore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Thornton was born on June 11, 1952 in Jackson, MS to Homer and Bertha Lou Hatzog Thornton. Harry spent his career working in the Petroleum Industry as a Materials Manager. An avid outdoorsman, Harry enjoyed his farm at Silver Creek; complete with his chickens, pond and special friends. In addition to raising crops ranging from peas to watermelons, he also had a passion for Beekeeping. Harry loved his family dearly and especially his grandson, Harry Thornton, III. Mr. Thornton was a member of Vanwinkle Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. Mr. Thornton was preceded in death by his father, Homer Thornton and his brother, Curtis Thornton. He will be remembered as a loving father by his 2 sons, Harry Phillips Thornton, Jr. (Mindy) of Franklin, TN and Greg Thornton of Nashville, TN; He also leaves his dear mother, Bertha Lou Thornton of Jackson; 2 sisters, Nancy Thornton and Theresa Keith, both of Jackson; 1 brother, Victor Thornton, also of Jackson and his grandson, Harry Phillips Thornton, III of Franklin, TN. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon, September 23, 2021 from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM at Saulters Moore Funeral Home. There will be a funeral procession from Saulters Moore Funeral Home to Silver Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery. Online condolences and a guest registry are available at www.saultersmoorefuneralhome.com.
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Visitation

Saturday, October 23, 2021

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Saulters-Moore Funeral Home

2714 Columbia Ave, Prentiss, MS 39474

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Graveside

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Silver Creek Methodist Cemetery

, Silver Creek, MS 39663

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