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P.O. Box 319, 101 N. Second Street
McGehee, AR 71654
Phone: (870) 222-3232
Fax: (870) 222-4801
James Wesley Thorne, Jr.

James Wesley Thorne, Jr.

Thursday, November 14th, 1929 - Thursday, June 17th, 2021
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Obituary

James Wesley Thorne, Jr. 91, of Dermott, AR passed away Thursday, June 17, 2021. He was born in Guy, Arkansas on November 14, 1929 to the late James Wesley Thorne, Sr. and Vera Tanner Thorne. In his early years, James worked as a telegram operator for Perry Drug. He served in the United States Army. James worked for Western Auto for 40 years. He served as a Deputy Sheriff and a Reserve Deputy Sheriff until 2012. James was involved with the American Legion for over 60 years. He loved to hunt and fish. James always loved to pass out nutty buddies and dum dum suckers to all the kids.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Averett Thorne; daughter, Davie Hutchinson; son, Jackie Thorne, Sr.; brother, Baby Thorne and sister, Barbara M. Shelton. Survivors include his sons, Daniel (Rebecca) Thorne of Dermott, AR and Jackie (Amy) Thorne, Jr of Tonopah, AZ; sister, Margaret Averett of Dermot, AR; 8 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren and kitchen ditch.
Visitation will be held at 1:00pm-3:00pm Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service in McGehee, AR. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Monday, June 21, 2021 at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service Chapel in McGehee, AR with Rev. Bobby Franklin and Rev. Jody Gannaway officiating. Burial will be held at Collins Cemetery in Collins, AR.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 20th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Sunday, June 20th, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service MC
    Address
    101 N. 2nd St.
    McGehee, AR 71654
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  • Service

    Monday, June 21st, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, June 21st, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service Chapel
    Address
    101 North 2nd
    McGehee, AR 71654
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    Officiant
    Rev. Bobby Franklin
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Jody Gannaway
  • Interment

    Location
    Collins Cemetery
    Address
    Hwy 35 East
    Collins, AR
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