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WHORTON, Jay Jay Whorton, 85, of Marietta died Monday, March 3, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Marietta with Dr. Sam Matthews, Rev. Elaine Wilder, and Rev. Claudette Farmer officiating. Jay was an Associate Publisher for the Marietta Daily Journal. Jay is survived by his wife of 61 years, Laura Arrington Whorton; children, Michael (Mike) Arrington Whorton and his wife, Vicki, Timothy (Tim) Perry Whorton, Joseph (Rick) Patrick Whorton and his wife, Beth; grandchildren, Laurie Whorton Walters (Clint), Joseph Arrington Whorton, Michael Williamson Whorton, Robert Zachary Whorton, Savannah Jaye Whorton, Hannah Elizabeth James, Emily Lauren Whorton, Mary Katherine Whorton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Perry Whorton and Mary Ida Perry Whorton; two brothers, Lionel Maurice Whorton and Lauren Shelton Whorton; special friend and fishing buddy, John Tanner Jr. Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Ave SW, Marietta, GA 30064 or the Jay Whorton Scholarship Fund at Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Rd N, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Family will receive friends at a reception following the service at the Church. www.mayeswarddobbins.com 770-428-1511

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 5, 2014
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