Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the service for Mr. Russell Thornton (Rusty) age 66, of Hazlehurst, formerly of Alma and Williston, Florida who passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021.
Mr. Thornton was born in Ocilla, Georgia. He was the son of the late Henry Alvin Thornton & Bobbie Rooks Thornton and was preceded in death by a step-mother: Wilma Thornton and a sister: Cheryl Gebhardt-Beaty. Mr. Thornton was a Navy Veteran. He fought for and loved his country and had a compassionate heart to help others. He enjoyed art, fishing and the mountains. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alma.
Survivors include: Sisters: Dana Joy Williams of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee & Dale Royster of Dunnellon, Florida; Several nieces & nephews, several great-nieces & great-nephews, and numerous friends also survive.
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In lieu of flowers the family asked to make donations to the Handicap Veterans Association or an animal shelter of your choice.
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